Iranian Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian said, “We will participate in the next round of negotiations with Saudi Arabia, which will be held in Baghdad with Iraqi efforts.”
Abdullahian added in a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart, Fouad Hussein in Tehran today, Thursday: “We will participate in the next round of negotiations with Saudi Arabia, which will be held with Iraqi efforts. In the last round of negotiations, we presented a set of practical proposals to the Saudi party, and Minister Fouad informed me Hussein said that the Saudi side looks positively at these proposals… We hope to start procedures to resume relations between the two countries, but we must wait for the outcome of the negotiations.
With regard to the Iranian ambassador in Sanaa, who was infected with Corona, Abdullahian said, “We are still waiting for convincing answers from Saudi Arabia about the reasons for the failure of their executive bodies in transferring the Iranian ambassador from Sanaa.”
On the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq, Abdullahian said: “We have heard good news from the Iraqi Foreign Minister about the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq.”
With regard to cooperation between the Iraqi and Iranian countries, Abdullahian pointed out that Iran is ready to cancel individual travel visas between the two countries.
Regarding cooperation and the economic field with Iraq, Abdullahian said: “We have strategic relations in the truest sense of the word with Iraq.. We have intertwined and influential relations between the two countries in various fields, and religious visits between the two countries amount to 4 million visitors annually, and this is a unique number.. We have different projects. In the energy and electricity sector, we agreed to facilitate commercial transport between the two countries. We talked with the Iraqi side about reopening the Abu Kamal border crossing with Syria to facilitate participation in the reconstruction of this country.
As for the negotiations of the nuclear agreement, Abdullahian stressed: “A unified document was reached during the previous two periods of negotiations, and this is an important step.. We did not find a positive role for the European party, especially the French, in the negotiations.. The three European countries did not present any initiative during the negotiations.” But we were able to include Iran’s views on the draft negotiations, and everyone agreed on that… We find the role of the European Union as a coordinator of the negotiations positive.”
Abdullahian pointed out that the Iranian side received indirect proposals from the American side and they were answered, stressing that it will not accept giving many concessions and obtaining few of them, and he said, “We declare frankly… if they want to remove their concerns about our nuclear activities, they must raise The sanctions are completely. We are serious about the negotiations, and if the other side takes this seriousness, we will reach an agreement.”
Regarding the water file, Abdullahian expressed hope for solving the water problem between Iran, Turkey and Iraq through dialogue: “We are discussing the water file and border rivers with the Turkish and Iraqi sides, and the water crisis is an important issue, and we have the full foundations for this issue in the Algiers Agreement, and the dialogue in this regard has achieved development well”.
For his part, Iraqi Minister Fouad Hussein said: “I met the Iranian president before my meeting with Foreign Minister Amir Abdullahian… It was an opportunity to discuss the security situation in the region, especially in Iraq.”
Hussein continued, “We discussed the Iraqi-American relations and the agreement between the two sides regarding the withdrawal of American combat forces from Iraq…During the fourth strategic dialogue with America in Washington, we reached an agreement between the two parties, and the principle of withdrawal of combat forces from Iraq until the end of this year was approved, and the available information We have that these combat forces withdrew from Iraq,” noting that American advisers and trainers are present in Iraq on the basis of an agreement between the two countries.
As for the Iranian-Saudi negotiations, Fouad Hussein said: “We look forward to the convening of the fifth round between Iran and Saudi Arabia.”
On the other hand, Hussein expressed his thanks to the Saudi side for cooperation with Iraq to transfer the Iranian ambassador from Yemen to Iran, noting that “there was American cooperation with Saudi Arabia in this field.”
Hussein continued, saying: US-Iranian relations with regard to Iraq are not an external issue. The state of tension between Tehran and Washington directly affects the political and security situation in Iraq.
The Iraqi minister added, “Out of the Iraqi interest, we discuss with the brothers in Tehran about US-Iranian relations, and we talk with our friends in Washington in this regard as well… We do not carry messages, but rather discuss opinions frankly, and sometimes criticize some aspects of the policies of both Tehran and Washington. It is no secret that we are following up on a direct dialogue between the US side and the Iranian side.
The Iraqi minister pointed out that the negotiations on returning to the Iranian nuclear agreement in Vienna are indirect, “and we believe that the time has come for a direct dialogue between the two parties… Iraq plays a direct role in this field, because both parties trust us.”
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