Zarif: Iran, EU to start ‘All-Out Cooperation’

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that Iran and the European Union (EU) are set to start all-out cooperation and he will discuss Syria and Yemen in his talks in Brussels.

Zarif is to hold talks with the officials of the European Union (EU) on various issues including the July nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as well as regional and bilateral questions.

On regional situation, Zarif said the Syrian people do not need a decision maker to decide for them, adding they themselves can decide for their own country.

He further urged to make a halt to decide for the Syrian nation.

About talks with the EU, Zarif said the two have begun important discussions, adding those talks at the level of ministers will continue as the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini travels to Iran.

Then, all-out cooperation on the issues of mutual interest between Iran and the EU will start, the Iranian foreign minister said.

Zarif further described relations with Belgium, an important members of EU, as good.

On January 16, anti-Iran sanctions were lifted and Implementation Day of the JCPOA started.

Process of implementation of the JCPOA is working well, he added.

During his two-day stay in Brussels, Zarif is to negotiate important regional developments including brutal war in Yemen and illegal Saudi attacks on that country that have to be stopped.

Zarif said the Saudi regime in under international pressure to abandon warmongering policies.

(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

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