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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his visiting Germany Counterpart Heiko Maas on Monday held talks on bilateral relations and reviewed the latest developments pertaining to Iran's nuclear deal in Tehran.

Mohammad Javad Zarif hoped that 4+1 group's efforts regarding the JCPOA turn to a positive conclusion.

"US support from the crimes of Israel is the main problems of the region. The US also tries to violate Palestinians' rights with forming the deal of the century," Iranian Foreign Minister noted.

"No power can do anything against Iranian people, despite receiving a firm response. We will not start a war but if they start a war against us, they will not be the one who ends it," Zarif added.

"We have no expectation from the EU but to do what it is committed to do regarding the JCPOA," he noted.

"US economic war against Iran is so dangerous for the whole world. This war will make instability in the world and is dangerous for international order," Iranian Foreign Minister added.

Zarif mentioned his talks with his German counterpart and said that we have had a long, frank and serious conversation.

"Iran and EU both want to save JCPOA, they try to stop tensions and conflicts in the region, and both sides wanted Iranian people to be satisfied with the benefits of the agreement," Iranian Foreign Minister said.

"By withdrawing from JCPOA, the US wanted to target Iranian people. The people who were supposed to have huge benefits from the agreement," Zarif concluded.

For his turn, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas mentioned his meeting with Zarif and said: "We talked about regional issues including Syria and we called for the support from UN acts regarding the Syrian crisis."

The German top diplomat is visiting Iran in the wake of Iranian complaints that the EU partners failed to honor their commitments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and the Iranian 60-day deadline to the states parties to the JCPOA to remedy the banking and trade ties.

Tehran on the first anniversary of the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal said that it reduces its commitments to the deal due to the inaction of Europe in delivering its pledges on covering the imposed damages.

The German foreign minister will hold a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart.

Maas is also scheduled to talk with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani during his visit to Tehran.


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