President Raisi to Macron: Iran should reap economic benefits from nuclear deal
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart, said that the conclusion of any nuclear agreement depends on the complete resolution of safeguards issues and the provision of necessary guarantees, including the enjoyment by Iran economic benefits of the agreement.
President Raisi also called for continued genuine adherence by all parties to the nuclear deal.
Raisi and Emmanuel Macron spoke to each other in a telephone conversation that lasted 120 minutes.
President Raisi said US sanctions against Tehran come at the expense of the global economy.
Raisi said, however, that Iran’s economic and political cooperation with others has increased significantly.
Raisi further described the recent IAEA resolution against Iran, drafted by the United States, France, Germany and Britain, as aimed at putting pressure on the Iranian people, saying that this decision undermined political trust.
Raisi and Macron also explored ways to strengthen cooperation and held talks on regional and international developments as well as global challenges such as energy and food security.
Raisi said that if Iran had not fought against terrorism and protected the territorial integrity and sovereignty of countries in the region, Daesh would have declared a caliphate in Europe.
President Raisi noted that all problems in West Asia must be resolved by regional countries and any foreign interference will only threaten security and stability in the region.
The Iranian president reaffirmed Iran’s opposition to the war and renewed Tehran’s willingness to help end the fighting in Ukraine and resolve differences through political dialogue.
The French President also highlighted Iran’s role in carrying out political processes in the region.
Macron said France always supports Iran’s opposition to certain countries’ military operations in Syria.
Macron further said that France would continue its efforts to help the parties to the Iranian nuclear talks reach an agreement.