Tehran, Iran, May 21
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
What has happened in regard to the nuclear deal is only one step and Iran has not seen as much as it should have seen, said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Speaking during a joint press conference with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully, Zarif said the United States needs to take more steps to materialize the arrangements of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), ISNA news agency reported May 21.
"A great part of the problems lying on the way to trade relations with Iran are caused by the hostile policies of the US against Iran," Zarif exclaimed.
Referring to an announcement by the US, UK, Germany, and France that south to encourage business relations with Iran, the Iranian foreign minister said what is really needed is practical measures to ease business relations with the Islamic Republic.
A day earlier, the four countries published an announcement that said they supported business relations with Iran.
Iran, however, has kept saying that the West has failed to uphold the spirit of the JCPOA by not encouraging banks and businesses to feel safe in returning to the Iranian market.
Zarif said that in his recent meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry, UK Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond, and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, the sides agreed on facilitating relations between Western banks and monetary institutes with the Central Bank of Iran.