Iran has repeatedly announced that it adheres to the negotiation process for the return of all parties to the deal and considers the negotiation process to be the right approach, the senior Iranian diplomat said in his weekly press conference on Monday morning.

“The initiatives proposed by some friendly countries, including the plan of the Sultan of Oman, are not a new agreement and plan, but initiatives to bring the views closer together for the return of all parties to JCPOA and implement their obligations within in the same framework, he added.

Multilateral diplomatic efforts to revive the JCPOA have been stalled since August 2022, with Iran blaming the United States for refusing to remove the sanctions that the nuclear deal had lifted and also failing to guarantee that it will not leave the deal again.

On Iran’s stance on Karabakh developments

Elsewhere in his remarks, Kan’ani referred to the visit of the Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan to Iran.

Grigoryan held a meeting with his Iranian top security official and presented a report on the latest developments in the relations between Baku and Yerevan, he said, adding that the Armenian official is also scheduled to hold a meeting with the Iranian foreign minister on Monday.

Saying that the developments in the Caucasus region are important for Iran, the senior Iranian diplomat added, “Iran’s position regarding the borders of the region is quite clear. We have expressed our views many times. We believe in the necessity of responsible efforts of all parties to resolve disputes within the framework of negotiations and political and peaceful methods.”

Iran welcomes the resolution of disputes between Armenia and Azerbaijan through political solutions, he continued, stressing that the country opposes any geopolitical change in the region and is also against extra-regional interventions.

On Tehran-Cairo relations

Touching upon the issue of relations between Iran and Egypt, Kan’ani said that positive developments have taken place in this regard so far and the two countries will continue contacts and negotiations.

Iran is optimistic about this trend and has announced that it is serious about the development of its relations with Islamic, Arab, and regional countries, he said, adding that Tehran welcomes any positive developments in this regard.

The senior Iranian diplomat also commented on the issue of developing and restoring ties with another number of countries including Jordan, Sudan, Djibouti, and Maldives, saying that favorable steps have been taken in this direction.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the foreign ministry spokesman said that Iran has various number of issues on its agenda regarding its ties with Baku, including the reopening of the Azeri embassy in Tehran.

On Iran-IAEA relations

Commenting on Washington’s baseless allegations on Iran’s threat to the US Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Kan’ani strongly rejected the false claims and said that Tehran is a committed member of the NPT and implements the comprehensive safeguards agreement with the IAEA.

Iran has repeatedly stated that nuclear weapons have no place or role in its military and defense doctrine and rejects any use or threat of using weapons of mass destruction, he added.

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