Austria keen on removal of anti-Iran sanctions

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On December 22, 2015, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

Austrian ambassador to Tehran said his country, as an economic player, is interested in upcoming removal of anti-Iran sanctions.

Friedrich Stift made the remarks in a meeting held on Sunday evening with economic activists in this northeastern Iranian province.

Austria enjoys good relations with Iran, Stift said.

Also, Vienna has had cordial ties with Tehran during the sanctions era, he added.

A few months ago, when the issue of lifting of anti-Iran sanctions was announced, Austria dispatched a 300-member delegation led by the Austrian president to Iran, said he, adding that the trio indicated Vienna’s keenness to cooperate with Tehran.

He further announced increase in flights between the two countries in near future.
At present, Austrian airlines offer six flights to Iran each week, he said.

On December 15, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors adopted a landmark resolution on Iran possible military dimensions (PMD) case.

On that day, the IAEA Board of Governors voted in favor of a draft resolution proposed by the six world powers to declare end to investigations into Iran’s nuclear activities in the past.

So, it is predicted that time of lifting anti-Iran sanctions will be in the next few days as it was agreed after the July 14 nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1- the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany.

According to the agreement, better known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), limits will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions against the country.

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