May 27, 2019, 4:14 AM
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Araqchi: Iran ready to negotiate with Persian Gulf states

Tehran, May 27, IRNA - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs in a message expressed Iran's readiness for holding talks with all Persian Gulf Littoral States.


Just visited Oman, will go to Kuwait & Qatar next: No direct/indirect talk with US, but ready to negotiate with each and every country in the Persian Gulf for balanced & constructive relations based on mutual respect & interests, Abbas Araqchi wrote in his Twitter account. 

Araqchi arrived in Oman on Sunday on the first leg of his regional tour.

He is also slated to visit Kuwait and Qatar in continuation of the ministry’s intensive talks with the neighboring states.

On his three-leg regional tour, Araqchi is slated to discuss international developments, especially those in Persian Gulf in recent days.

Earlier, Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in his meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Oman is ready to reduce tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Meanwhile earlier, Omani ambassador to Washington Hunaina Al-Mughairy said Oman is ready to mediate between Iran and the US for solving tensions. 

Al-Mughairy addressed the current heightened tension between Tehran and Washington following the US administration's decision to end sanctions waivers for Iranian oil imports, saying that Muscat would be willing to help mediate the crisis if the sides would find such support helpful. 

He reiterated the fact that Oman does not interfere in the foreign policies of neighboring countries. 


'We don't interfere in any country's internal policies,' Al-Mughairy noted. 


Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said earlier that Iran will give a 60-day moratorium to the states parties to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to remedy their breaches and restore Iran's interests enshrined by the international deal. 

Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) in a statement announced that Iran has stopped some of its commitments under the JCPOA as of May 8, 2019. 

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message said 'on May 8 2018, US withdrew from #JCPOA, violated #UNSCR 2231 & pressured others—incl #E3—to do the same After a year of patience, Iran stops measures that US has made impossible to continue Our action is within the terms of JCPOA'. 


He added that 'the EU/E3+2 has a narrowing window to reverse this'. 



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