Iran not obliged to trade with certain countries

Iran Materials 10 March 2014 17:21 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, March 10

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran is not obliged to obtain its needed goods from certain countries, the Mehr News Agency quoted Iranian deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi as saying on March 10.

Based on the Geneva Plan of Action, Iran will select companies or countries to provide its needed goods, Araqchi added.

During the past years, the unjust international sanctions created some limitations for the country's traders. But, the lion's share of the sanctions will be lifted under the Geneva agreement, he noted.

Iran and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - Russia, China, the U.S., France, Britain - plus Germany inked the nuclear accord in the Swiss city of Geneva on November 24, 2013. The two sides started implementing the agreement on Jan. 20.

Under the Geneva deal, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for the Islamic Republic agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, including a voluntary suspension of its 20-percent uranium enrichment program.

Following the Geneva deal, several trade delegations from different countries have announced their readiness to establish and boost ties with Iran.

Edited by C.N.