Deputy foreign minister: Iran has nothing to hide

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27

By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:

Iran has nothing to hide, Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht-e-Ravanchi said on January 26, Iran's Mehr News Agency reported on January 27.

He went on to note that Iran has shown its sincerity and honesty both in Geneva talks and the implementation of the nuclear deal.

Iran and the P5+1 reached a nuclear agreement on Nov. 24. Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months in return for sanctions relief. Both Iran and the P5+1 group have agreed to implement the agreement starting from Jan. 20.

Under the agreement, six major powers agreed to give Iran access to $4.2 billion in revenues blocked overseas if it carries out the deal, which offers sanctions relief in exchange for steps to curb the Iranian nuclear program.

Takht-e-Ravanchi made the remarks during his meeting with Former French Foreign Minister Hervé de Charette.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral trades between Tehran and Paris, as well as regional and international issues.

Hervé de Charette, for his part, said that Iran enjoys a special place in international arenas due to its geopolitical situation and rich history, heritage, and culture.

Referring to the historic nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the P5+1 countries, the French diplomat said that Iran and France need to seize the opportunity to boost their bilateral ties.

He went on to note that Iran can play an important role in finding a political solution for the Syrian crisis.

The U.S. and its Western allies suspect Iran of developing a nuclear weapon - something that Iran denies. The Islamic Republic has on numerous occasions stated that it does not seek to develop nuclear weapons, using nuclear energy for medical researches instead.

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