Tehran, September 8, 2021 (ICANA) – Chairman of Iran-Austria parliamentary friendship group Ahmad Naderi said The United States by imposing cruel sanctions did not allow the corona vaccine to be imported to Iran.
Speaking in a meeting with President of the Austrian Federal Council Peter Raggl which was held on the sidelines of the World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in Vienna, Naderi said Iran has complied with its obligations since 2015, when the JCPOA negotiations began and ended, but with the US withdrawal from JCPOA, the situation changed and Europe, as a partner, could not adhere to its commitment and even could not implement the INSTEX financial channel.
We have always announced that we are ready to return to JCPOA, only if the other side return to the deal and fulfill all its obligations and lift cruel sanctions.
Unfortunately, other countries followed the United States, we tried to produce vaccine domestically, but we still need more vaccines.
Regarding developments in Afghanistan, Naderi said: We have been involved in Afghanistan affairs since the Russia-Afghanistan war.
He hailed Afghan refugees' conditions in Iran, saying that they are on an equal situation with an Iranian but unfortunately we have not received any international aid in this regard and we hope that the situation in Afghanistan has returned to normal so that the refugees can return to their home.
Meanwhile, Raggl said Austria welcomes holding meetings to address issues such as human rights, the post-Corona world, climate change, and the establishment of peace and security in the world.
Following talks between the Iranian and Austrian foreign ministers, grounds have been paved for us to be able to send one million doses of the corona vaccine to Iran to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
He offered dissatisfaction over situation in Afghanistan, saying: We are trying to help maintain peace and stability in the region because we want people to stay inside their countries and not be forced to emigrate.