Iran Serious, Seeking Good Deal in Vienna
Iran Serious, Seeking Good Deal in Vienna
President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi says the ongoing negotiations in Vienna will result in a good deal if the other parties are determined to remove U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

TEHRAN (Iran News) –  Iran Serious, Seeking Good Deal in Vienna. President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi says the ongoing negotiations in Vienna will result in a good deal if the other parties are determined to remove U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

Addressing Iranian ambassadors and heads of Iranian diplomatic missions abroad on Saturday, President Raisi said Tehran definitely pursues such an agreement.

“The fact that we presented the text of Iran’s proposal to the negotiating parties shows that we are serious in the talks, and if the other side is also serious about the removal of sanctions, we will achieve a good agreement. We are definitely after a good agreement,” he said.

Last week, Iran submitted two draft proposals to the other parties concerning the removal of sanctions and Tehran’s nuclear commitments, but the Europeans requested a break to take them to their capitals for discussion.

The talks resumed on Thursday, with Iran’s top negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, stressing that Tehran is sticking to the stance it laid out last week.

Rasi said the brutal U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic are mainly economic-based and the enemy’s strategy is to keep and expand the shadow of these sanctions on the Iranian nation, adding Iran should primarily focus on defusing and breaking the impact of the bans.

He underlined that his administration is doing its best to thwart the effect of the sanctions and our decision in the fields of oil sales and financial resources are geared toward managing the country in case the sanctions continue.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian president pointed to a serious effort to establish better ties with neighboring countries, insisting that Tehran needs to develop a correct view about its borders and look at its neighbors as opportunities, not threats.

Emphasizing the significance of developing strong economic ties with neighboring nations, Raisi further underlined that establishing ties with Israel can neither bring security to the occupying regime, nor to the states of the region.

He added that maintaining good relations with regional countries is what will culminate into security in our region.

Raisi described foreign authority as an extension of domestic authority and said, “We believe that relations with neighboring countries should be stable. Everyone knows that the connection with the Zionist Regime by some countries in the region does not provide security for them. Wherever the Zionist Regime has infiltrated, the host country has suffered. Countries in the region can contribute to security and peace by interacting with the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

The President emphasized, “All hardships we have is because of the presence of outsiders in the region. NATO and the United States have been in Afghanistan for 20 years, but the people of this country have not felt peace for a day”.

Stating that there is an infrastructure of economic relations with neighbors, Raisi said, “Deep knowledge of domestic capabilities is very important for the missions of the Islamic Republic of Iran abroad and they should introduce Iran’s scientific and technical capabilities to the world”.

Emphasizing that we are determined to pursue a policy of interaction with our neighbors, the President said, “Today, the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran are economically based. The strategy that the enemy is pursuing is to put Iran under sanctions, but we are pursuing two steps of lifting them and neutralizing them”.