Some sanctions violate Geneva deal, Iranian FM says
Tehran, Iran, Aug. 31
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the United States' decision to impose a new set of sanctions on the country.
"This is a dangerous and unconstructive approach," he said, adding that the new imposed sanctions are against the spirit of the Geneva deal between Iran and the P5+1.
Washington recently blacklisted 25 individuals and companies for breaching previous sanctions on Iran.
"The sanctions in some cases violate the Geneva Plan of Action," Zarif explained.
"Such measures will only make it difficult to reach a final agreement over Iran's nuclear energy program," he said, adding that his country reserves the right to take retaliatory actions if necessary.
The Iranian minister once again stressed that Tehran has no intention to develop nuclear weapons.
"We are committed to the Geneva Plan of Action," he noted, adding that leader's views are very important in negotiations.
In regards to Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian's visit to Saudi Arabia, Zarif said that the talks were positive.
"I am looking forward to talk with my Saudi counterpart," he said.
Zarif made the comments during a press conference with his Finnish counterpart Erkki Tuomioja in Tehran.
Tuomioja, for his part, said that there is huge interest in Finland to develop relations with Iran.