“We (India and Iran) have had very good relations in the past and we expect to continue these relations. We will have a number of meetings today and we will work on expanding the very good relations that we have with India,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told ANI in Delhi.
Both the leaders are expected to hold discussions on several bilateral issues.
This comes after the United States President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal officially known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actionm, which limited Iran’s uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief.
The Ministry of External Affairs later issued a statement on May 10 saying it will take necessary steps to safeguard India’s interest with respect to Iran’s nuclear deal.
Foreign Minister Zarif has been visiting leaders of several countries to discuss the future of Iran nuclear deal including meeting the European Union, British, French, and German counterparts in Brussels.
The European Union had been trying to salvage the nuclear deal.
The Iran nuclear deal was signed between six countries in 2015 – Iran, the US, Britain, Germany, Russia, France and China for lifting economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for limitations to the country’s nuclear programme.
It came after Iran invited China and Pakistan to participate in the development of the strategic Chabahar Port and extended support to the right of self-determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
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