Iranian Foreign Minister stresses on strengthening relations with India

Business Standard– Iranian Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived here on Monday on a one-day visit, stressed upon the idea of strengthening relations shared by the two countries.

“We (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 told ANI in 

During his visit, will call upon at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhawan.

Both the leaders are expected to hold discussions on several bilateral issues.

This comes after the pulled out of the nuclear deal officially known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actionm, which limited Iran’s uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief.

The 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.

“We will take necessary measures to safeguard our interest. It is too early to come to a conclusion on implications of US withdrawing from JCPOA,” MEA said.

Foreign Minister has been visiting leaders of several countries to discuss the future of nuclear deal including meeting the European Union, British, French, and German counterparts in 

The had been trying to salvage the nuclear deal.

The nuclear deal was signed between six countries in 2015 – Iran, the US, Britain, Germany, Russia, and for lifting economic sanctions on in exchange for limitations to the country’s nuclear programme.

Further among the key issues between and Iran is the development of 

Earlier on March 15, issued a statement saying that Iran is free to choose partners for developing 

It came after Iran invited and to participate in the development of the strategic and extended support to the right of self-determination for the people of 

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