Iran, Latin American states need to boost relations: Tehran

A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official says the Islamic Republic is keen on improving relations with Latin American states in both political and economic fields.

“The changes that have occurred in the international community and the considerable economic capacities in the [Latin American] region have created significant opportunities for cooperation,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe and American affairs Majid Takht-e Ravanchi said in a Monday meeting with ambassadors of Latin American nations in Tehran.

Takht-e Ravanchi, who is also a member of the Iranian nuclear negotiating team, reiterated Iran’s stance on need for the removal of all sanctions against Iran as part of a potential final nuclear deal in line with a mutual understanding reached between Tehran and the P5+1 countries in Switzerland.

“During the negotiations, we announced clearly that all sanctions must be lifted simultaneously with the implementation of Iran’s commitments,” the official noted.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the US, Britain, France, Russia and China – plus Germany along with officials from the European Union reached a mutual understanding on Tehran’s nuclear program after eight days of marathon talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne on April 2.

According to the statement, no Iranian nuclear facility will be shut down or suspended while all sanctions against the Islamic Republic will be terminated.

The two sides will now work on drawing up a final accord by the self-designated June 30 deadline.

The Latin American ambassadors described as successful the latest round of Iran-P5+1 talks in Lausanne and said Tehran managed to prove that negotiations and diplomacy are the best solutions to problems.

By Press TV