Iran denies secret Mogherini letter to foreign minister
Tehran, Iran, June 5
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran denied reports that EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini had sent a secret letter to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the obligations of the sextet side of the Iranian nuclear deal.
An informed source in the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed the reports as false, Tasnim news agency reported June 5.
The dismissal came after news outlets in Iran claimed that Mogherini in a letter to Zarif had said the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) had acted to all their obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), refusing to accept that the group had to resolve the remaining banking problems against Iran as any part to the nuclear deal.
"Foreign Ministry officials are unaware of such letter and such letter does not exist," Tasnim quoted the source without giving his/her name.
Iran was hoping that the with January lift of sanctions in the wake of the nuclear deal, the way would be open for it to start international economic relations.
However, banking problems still exist, negating the possibility of any commercial deal with foreigners.
Tehran has repeatedly called on the West to uphold the spirit of the nuclear deal and work to raise the problems.