Spokesman: Iran-US talks just in context of nuclear deal

TEHRAN, June 15 (KUNA) — Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Wednesday said Iran’s talks with the US are just in the context of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to the official news agency, IRNA.
He told IRNA that recent statement of the US state department has been in line with the nuclear deal. Ansari said, “Our talks with the American party were only about ways of implementing the JCPOA.’ He said the American party had in the past and on the sidelines of the nuclear talks, under certain occasions voiced its stances on situation of Syria, Iraq and Yemen but no talks were ever held on the issues.
On the meeting of Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and the US Secretary of State John Kerry in Oslo, he said the meeting was held behind closed doors for 70 minutes and Foreign Minister Zarif “raised Iranian complaint about procrastination of the US Department of Treasury for authorizing online dollar-euro exchange and regulating banking ties.” The statement of US department of state said Kerry emphasized “the important role of Iran and its influence with the Syrian government to secure safe passage of the humanitarian aid and the need for honoring truce with the Syrian moderate dissidents,” also according to IRNA. (end) me.rk