Tehran (IP)- Iran's foreign minister voiced Iran's willingness to hold negotiations over the received initiatives while preserving the country's interests.

Iran PressAmerica: Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, in an interview with Japan's Kyodo News on Sunday, unveiled the 'Tokyo initiative.'

Prior to the Japanese proposal, the Iranian chief diplomat announced at the end of his seven-day trip to New York that the negotiations over the 'Sultan of Oman initiative' still is ongoing. 

'Sultan of Oman initiative'

Amir Abdollahian stated that he had reviewed the latest status of the sanctions-lifting negotiations in a meeting with his Omani counterpart Badr Al-Busaidi. 

Amir-Abdollahian said "honorable diplomacy" is the framework of the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

Iranian chief diplomat stressed that any initiative that meets the country's interests, respects Iran's red lines, and results in the lifting of sanctions and the return of all parties to their commitments, would be negotiable.      

“If the other parties and the Americans have the strong will within the framework of the previous negotiations, we can consider the availability of agreement,” noted the foreign minister upon his attendance at the 78th UN Assembly meeting, pointing to the negotiations in Vienna and the prepared draft.  

Intolerant to the U.S. hypocritical behavior, Iran would continue its diplomatic efforts to reach a good and stable agreement, according to the Minister.  

"Iran receives positive messages from the Americans… yet they would be judged based on their practical behavior," said the Minister.

Tokyo initiative

Amir-Abdollahian referred to his recent trip to Japan, saying he got acquainted with the 'Tokyo initiative' then.

Amir Abdollahian added that any Japanese initiative that is in line with "Iran's interests" will be considered positive by Tehran, and Iran supports Japan's constructive role in helping the progress of sanctions lifting negotiations.

"Tehran welcomes any initiative aligned with the country's interests," stated the Iranian diplomat, pointing to the Japanese initiative's constructive role in the negotiations. 

Interference and the excessive demands of the United States, England, France, and Germany were termed as the reasons for postponing the process of negotiations. 

By Alireza Akbari


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