Meeting with the Swiss foreign minister in Tehran, President Rouhani asserted that “any day that the U.S. decides to admit to its mistakes, make up for its illegal actions and return to Resolution 2231 and the JCPOA, the path is clear for them… [the U.S.] will not achieve their goal through pressure and sanctions”. Rouhani further urged “decisive and explicit [European] action against the U.S. economic terrorism” and “a more active part on Switzerland’s financial channel”. In turn, according to an Iranian readout, the Swiss diplomat underscored that “we will try increase the useful role of this channel”, while the Swiss noted that “Iran thanked Switzerland for the work it carries out under its protecting power mandates”. During his visit, the foreign minister also expressed “Switzerland’s readiness to continue to promote and facilitate constructive dialogue between the countries of the region”, while calling “on Iran to comply with the nuclear deal”.
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