Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell spoke by telephone on Saturday.
According to a statement from the Foreign Ministry, Mr. Amir Abdullahian criticized the “unconstructive and hasty actions of the United States in issuing the resolution of the IAEA Board of Governors” and said that the Islamic Republic was ready to hold “logical and result-based negotiations.”
The draft resolution mentioned by the Iranian Foreign Minister was prepared by the United States, as well as the three European countries participating in the negotiations for the revival of the UN Security Council, namely Britain, France, and Germany. Three countries, and only China and Russia opposed.
Amir Abdullahian added in the continuation of this telephone call that in Tehran’s view, diplomacy is still “the best and most appropriate route and solution”. He added that the Islamic Republic had presented “important initiatives to reach the desired agreement” and that the talks should be “fruitful”.
Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), confirmed to Iran on Sunday that the move was “very serious” and would make it “very difficult” to verify the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Negotiations to revive Borjam between Iran and world powers, which were nearing completion in March, have stalled due to Russian sabotage and the Islamic Republic’s post-conflict demands, including the removal of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the list of foreign terrorist organizations.