Tehran, 11 December 2021 (TDI): President Raisi made the remarks in a meeting with the participation of ambassadors and envoys of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the neighboring countries. He referred to the JCPOA conditions and the possibility of its renewal.

According to the official, the country needs development after entering the second phase of the Islamic Revolution. In February 2019, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued a statement and outlined the second phase for the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

JCPOA: President Raisi’s remarks

At his remarks, the President called for fostering exchanges with the neighbors. As well, he stressed the importance of following policy on neighborliness in order to fight the US sanctions and remove them. Moreover, he underlined the need of holding talks based on dignity and sovereignty. After presenting a text, Islamic Republic did show that it is serious in the talks, he noted.

The Vienna talks, which had halted since June 20, resumed as of November 29 with the participation of Iran and P4+1. Before Raisi’s remarks, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian delivered a speech to the meeting and said “the neighbors of the country are among the main issues in the new Iranian government’s foreign policy”.

Furthermore, the Iranian official highlighted its worries to some regional states for normalizing relations with Israel. He pointed out that this normalization will not bring security and stability for the region, as it will not help the peaceful solution of the Palestinian question.

President Raisi stressed as well that “the Islamic Republic is a benevolent country in the region and relations with Iran can help ensure security and expand peace”.

The official also pointed to Iranian policy towards Afghanistan, saying that the presence of foreigners caused trouble for the neighboring state. He called to preserve sovereignty, stability, and prosperity in the country.

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Arantza Renteria is a Peruvian third-year student of International Relations with a specialization in cooperation and development. Her work experience mostly covers Middle Eastern affairs. Her area of ​​expertise is the Levant. Among these countries, Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine. She has worked in intercultural governmental and non-governmental work environments, including the Embassy of Palestine in Lima. Currently, she leads the Middle East and Gulf Research Desk at The Diplomatic Insight.

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