Iran favors any negotiation coupled with compliance with commitments: Amir-Abdollahian  

Tehran, IRNA – Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a special aide to Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, said on Monday that Iran welcomes any constructive negotiation that is coupled with tangible results arising from compliance with commitments.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks during a meeting in the Iranian capital with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi.

Referring to the new Iranian government’s resolve to expand economic relations with Asian countries, Amir-Abdollahian said that the current level of economic and trade relations between Iran and Japan is not compatible with the existing capacities.  

He called for taking new initiatives to raise the level of connections and interactions between the two countries.

The Japanese minister, for his part, said that his country attaches special significance to promotion of ties with Iran as an important country in the Middle East region.

He called for further cooperation of Tehran and Tokyo in different areas, particularly in humanitarian issues which he said would benefit the interests of both countries and help protect the the regional security.  

Expressing support for a 2015 Iran nuclear deal (known as JCPOA), the Japanese minister urged the need for all the participants to the deal to honor their commitments.

He hailed Iran’s many years of hosting the Afghan refugees, saying Tokyo welcomes Tehran’s contribution to the settlement of the crisis in Afghanistan.

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