Iran - Q&A from the press briefing (1 September 2021)


Q: The new Iranian foreign minister indicated yesterday that Iran would perhaps not be ready to come back to the negotiating table for two to three months. Do you think this timeframe is acceptable?

Q: The new Iranian foreign minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, claimed to have been invited to Paris by French President Emmanuel Macron who, according to him, is seeking to “move closer” to Iran. Can you confirm that such an invitation has been extended and if so, when would it be for?

R: Please refer to the statement issued today regarding the conversation between the minister and his Iranian counterpart.