The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, commenting on the actions of the U.S. air force against the Iranian passenger plane that "criminals" must be stopped, until disaster struck.
"The U.S. is illegally occupying the territory of another state, and then pursue performing a regular flight, a civilian airliner, exposing innocent civilian passengers of the danger in order to supposedly protect their occupation forces. The audacity to pile iniquity upon iniquity. These criminals must be stopped before the disaster," wrote Zarif on Twitter.
Any attempt to make a perpetual arms embargo against Iran as illegitimate, such actions by the US will not have success, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"The UN security Council has not imposed the arms embargo in the full sense of the word against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the security Council imposed a permissive treatment of supplies of certain weapons to Iran, this regime is applicable for a limited period, that period expires in October and any attempt to somehow take advantage of the current situation, to extend the regime, and there are more to enter an indefinite arms embargo have no legal grounds nor political, nor moral," - Lavrov said at a press conference after talks with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Moscow.
The principle of non-interference is important for the resolution of the crises in the middle East, including in Libya, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"We always advocate that any problems be solved through dialogue, with the involvement of all countries, through the search for balance of interests. External players should contribute to creating conditions for an inclusive dialogue and to avoid attempts to drive a wedge between the countries, to sow the seeds of confrontation in the geopolitical calculation to obtain unilateral advantages," Lavrov said at a press conference after talks with Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iran has never taken seriously the statements of the former US presidential Advisor for national security John Bolton on Russia's attitude to Iran in the Syrian issue, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Informed Bolton in his memoirs said that at the meeting in the Kremlin in June 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that Russia is not interested in the presence of Iranian troops in Syria, but, on the one hand, could not affect their withdrawal from the country as the United States, and, on the other, is not going to replace them in the Syrian conflict.
Moscow believes that the chances of saving Iranian nuclear deal remain, said Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Zarif on Tuesday arrived in Moscow. The last time the Iranian Minister arrived in Russia in mid-June.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that his current 30th visit to Moscow broke the record for the number of visits of the heads of the Iranian foreign Ministry in Russia.
"Thank you so much for your hospitality for the 30th time. I think I broke the record of visits of the Minister of foreign Affairs in Russia", - said Zarif with a smile before the talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Iran is pleased with the way Russia is helping to confront unconstructive steps against Tehran, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif before the talks with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
According to Zarif, the Americans carried out a very dangerous policy towards a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD).
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif is bringing the message of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said the Iranian Ambassador in Moscow Kazem Jalali.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov will hold on Tuesday talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow, reported the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed on the phone with colleagues from Armenia and Azerbaijan Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammadyarov, the escalation of tensions between the two countries, saying Tehran's readiness to assist the parties to resolve the issue.
"After the recent clashes of Azerbaijani and Armenian forces, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran today during separate telephone conversations with Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia expressed readiness of Iran to help put an end to tensions, and urged the sides for restraint and advised to start negotiations on a peaceful solution to the conflict", - said the Iranian foreign Ministry.
The UN report on the killing of a senior Iranian General Qassem Soleimani made the United States nervous, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"The report demonstrates the illegality of the U.S. actions. Their sharp reaction shows how they got nervous," said the Minister, a comment which was spread by the state TV and radio company IRIB, in his Telegram channel.
Washington should compensate Iran for the damage caused by sanctions, whoever becomes the next President of the United States, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"In 2021 (the year) in the White house will sit, the President (Donald) trump or any other President, whoever sat, he from the previous government will take over the responsibility, including for damages caused to the Iranian people and economy. They (the us authorities – ed.) will need to compensate for the damage return to international agreements, no matter who won the White house," the Minister said during a virtual discussion in the framework of the "Mediterranean dialogue".
The nuclear deal can be saved, said on Monday the Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"I believe that to rescue the agreement is possible if the Europeans begin to implement what they have agreed – they have obligations under the AGREEMENT, which they fulfilled," said Zarif during the discussion in the framework of the "Mediterranean dialogue".
The arms embargo against Iran will be canceled automatically, it does not need sanction from any party, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Earlier, the Ambassador of Iran in Russia Kazem Jalali said that if the United States extended an arms embargo against Iran, we can say the death of a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on the Iranian nuclear program.
Moscow urges its partners in the Joint comprehensive plan of action on Iran's nuclear program not to lose a common language in an attempt to find ways of AGREEMENT from the crisis, all arising in the implementation of the AGREEMENT, the issues should be resolved within the framework of the Joint Commission, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
Earlier it was reported that the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent the EU a letter, listing all the points of non-compliance by France, Germany and great Britain the conditions of the nuclear deal, Tehran is going to solve them through a joint Committee.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has sent the EU a letter, listing all the points of non-compliance by France, Germany and great Britain the conditions of the nuclear deal, Tehran is going to solve them through a joint Committee.
"A day earlier, the Iranian foreign Minister in a letter to the high representative of the Union for foreign Affairs and coordinator of the SVPD Josep Borrell again listed cases of non-compliance of the European countries (the nuclear deal), sending (a letter) with the aim of their solution in the joint Commission under paragraph 36 of the AGREEMENT", - said official representative of MFA of Iran Abbas Mousavi.
Attempts to change the schedule of lifting the arms embargo against Iran is tantamount to the undermining of resolution 2231 UN security Council, said at a meeting of security Council foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
U.S. seeks extension of expiring in the autumn of the arms embargo against Iran. Recently States have made to UN security Council resolution relevant content.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in an attempt to mislead the public, misleading words about the Russian and Chinese aircraft on duty from Tehran.
Earlier, the us diplomat wrote on Twitter that the United States will not allow the lifting of the arms embargo against Iran, because this will give Iran the ability to buy including Russian and Chinese weapons, resulting in "Europe and Asia can be under the eye of Iran."
The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in telephone talks with his canadian counterpart Francois-Philippe Champagne agreed to start negotiations on compensation for damage in connection to the incident in January in Tehran plane crash "Ukraine International airlines", said canadian foreign Ministry.
"The Minister (of foreign Affairs of Iran) Zarif pledged that Iran, without further delay, send the flight recorders to France for analysis. Iran will talk in detail about the progress on this issue at the meeting of the International civil aviation organization this week," reads the statement.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has called France, Germany and the UK "accomplices" of the US President Donald trump and the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.
On Friday, the foreign Ministers of Germany, France and the UK urged Iran to promptly and fully cooperate with the IAEA and grant access to sites, as required by the organization. The parties also stressed that "eurotroika" continued to comply with its obligations under the transaction after the US withdrawal from the agreement.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif said of a possible "reasonable decision" in response to the requirement of IAEA access to two nuclear facilities.
Speaking to the IAEA Board of governors on Monday, the Agency's Director General Rafael Grossi called on Iran to provide immediate access to two facilities that already more than four months Tehran will not allow inspectors of the organization.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on the international community to demand Iran's full cooperation with the IAEA.
Speaking to the IAEA Board of governors on Monday, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi called on Iran to provide immediate access to two facilities that already more than four months Tehran will not allow the Agency's inspectors. Director General of the IAEA also expressed concern that almost a year Iran will not enter into meaningful discussion to clarify issues related to possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear activity. At the same time, Grossi said that Iran is on the same level continues to cooperate with the IAEA on monitoring of the implementation of the nuclear deal, despite the January statement of Tehran on the termination of all obligations of the AGREEMENT.
Russia and the EU intend to ensure the full implementation of the joint comprehensive plan for Iran's nuclear program, said Tuesday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after a telephone conversation with EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell.
"We discussed, of course, quite in detail the situation around the Iranian nuclear program. Stressed our commitment to both Russia and the EU - to ensure sustainable and comprehensive implementation of the Joint comprehensive plan of action," - said Lavrov. He added that he and Borrell "exchanged views on complicated processes that are now promoted in Vienna in the framework of the IAEA Board of governors, and in new York.
A teleconference of the leaders of "Astana Troika" may go to the constitutional Committee of Syria in August, said the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
"I think that it is possible to assert the possibility of video conferencing to the three leaders before the Lord (the geirr) Pedersen, special envoy of the UN Secretary General, will bring together a drafting Committee of the constitutional Committee," said Lavrov during a joint press conference with Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif thanked his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for his efforts to prevent the collapse of the Joint comprehensive plan of action on Iran's nuclear program (SVPD).
"The fact that the US is trying to do now is outrageous. I would like to thank you personally for your efforts, for your letters to the UN Secretary General and I want to Express my appreciation for the work that is taking our friends (the Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation 0 ed.) Sergey Ryabkov, and the Russian permanent representatives in Vienna and new York to the US plan, and, unfortunately, their cooperation with the remaining countries in the AGREEMENT has not led to a complete disaster," said Zarif at a meeting with Lavrov in Moscow.
The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Tuesday in Moscow, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
The flight arrived at the airport "Vnukovo-3".
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday will hold talks in Moscow with Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. It is expected that the parties will discuss the situation in the region with emphasis on developments in Syria and the possibility postponed earlier due to the pandemic coronavirus summit "Astana Troika" (Russia, Turkey, Iran).
Zarif will be one of the first foreign visitors after the pandemic, with whom negotiations Lavrov will hold in-person format. In early June, the Minister met with the Libyan delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the NTC, Ahmet Mitiga, the meeting was held behind closed doors. Prior to that, Lavrov was received in Moscow with the visit of the foreign Minister of Hungary March 18 - Peter Siyyarto just a few days before the closure of Russia's borders visited the capital. After because of the coronavirus, all meetings of the Minister were transferred to online.
The Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that the international criminal court blackmailing "gang" posing as diplomats after the information that the President of the United States Donald trump has signed a decree on sanctions against people associated with the court.
Earlier, the White house announced that trump signed a decree on sanctions against individuals associated with the investigations of the ICC in relation to military and other officials in the United States, accusing this international structure in biased investigations and corruption, and suspecting the influence of Russia.
The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to the proposal of the President of the United States Donald trump about the new agreement, saying that the correction of the current situation in Iran-us relations and the nuclear deal lies with US.
Earlier, trump, expressing gratitude to the Iranian authorities for the release of veteran of the US Navy Michael white, urged Tehran not to wait until after the presidential elections, and to conclude "the best deal now."
The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran Abbas Musawi has denied reports that Iranian scientist Cyrus Asgari, departing on Tuesday at the home of the United States, were released in the exchange of prisoners between Washington and Tehran.
"Assumptions about the exchange Asgari on another person are not accurate, his release is based on the withdrawal of the charges", - quotes the representative of the Iranian foreign local broadcaster IRIB.
Detained in the United States Iranian scientist Cyrus Asgari, who was involved in the exchange of prisoners between Washington and Tehran, flew from the United States to Iran, Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"The good news. The plane with Dr. Sirus Asgari flew from the United States," - wrote in his Instagram Zarif, congratulating the family of the scientist.