On whether the Iranian nuclear deal talks will end soon or be transferred to the next government after Ibrahim Raisi won the Iranian presidential elections, Khatibzadeh said, in a press conference, that “Iran’s policy is based on lifting the embargo without any delay.”
He added, “This is the leadership policy implemented by the Iranian negotiating delegation, and it is not excluded that the next round of negotiations will be the final one, and this is entrusted to the decision of the other party,” according to the official Iranian news agency (IRNA).
He continued by saying that “the diplomats are optimistic that the agreement will be reached during the current Iranian government, but it is too early to make a decision on this matter, until knowing the political decision of all parties.” He pointed out that the head of the Iranian delegation to the Vienna talks, Abbas Araqchi, had returned to Tehran to present his report on the negotiations.
In response to a question about Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s statements regarding Iran’s willingness to send an ambassador to Riyadh, Khatibzadeh replied, “What Zarif said is not new. Our hands are always extended for Saudi Arabia to return to the arms of the region and our vision is positive towards negotiations with it.”
He added, “We are committed to negotiations with Saudi Arabia on bilateral, regional and international issues, and we hope to reach a tangible result to establish relations and resolve at least some issues,” according to what was reported by the Iranian “Al-Alam” channel.