the High representative of the Union for foreign Affairs Josep Borrell had a phone conversation with Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif, in which he expressed deep concern about recent events in Iraq, particularly after the assassination of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
the EU Representative called on Tehran to “show restraint and carefully consider any response to avoid further escalation that would be detrimental to the entire region and its people”, reads the communiqué of the European foreign service, released in Brussels.
Borrell and Zarif also discussed the importance of maintaining a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), which continues to remain “the cornerstone of the global architecture of nuclear non-proliferation” and plays an important role in ensuring security in the region and the world at large. The head of diplomacy of EU has confirmed readiness to fully play the role of facilitator and to keep the unity of the remaining participants AGREEMENT to support the agreement and its full implementation.
Borrell was invited Zarif to Brussels to continue discussions on these and other critical issues.
Borrell with Zarif took place on Saturday, January 4 in the telephone consultation that EU high representative led a few days with the foreign Ministers of the EU countries and the region. Their goal was to discuss the latest developments and steps to reduce tensions, writes “Interfax”.
meanwhile, Zarif wrote in his Twitter that if the threats of the President of the United States in relation to cultural objects, Iran are realized, it will be a war crime. “Whether it’s kicking or screaming, end evil US presence in West Asia has already begun,” — said the Iranian foreign Minister.
for his part, his Deputy, Abbas Araqchi, commenting on the threat of the President of the United States to strike Iran, said that Tehran is ready to respond to any actions threatening the security of the country. “Iran is ready to answer anys threats or actions against national security and territorial integrity”, — quoted Araqchi RIA Novosti.