Fabius’ trip followed that of EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini the day before, as the bloc and Iran also pursue closer relations after the nuclear deal.
Cornelius Adebahr, an associate fellow at Alfred von Oppenheim-Center for European Studies of the German Council on Foreign Relations, told Xinhua that the significance of Mogherini’s visit to Tehran is two-fold.
Afkham said the claims leveled against Iran by the Bahraini interior and foreign ministries are baseless allegations repeatedly raised against Iran, and added, “The Bahraini government clearly intends to stir tension in the region through repeating unfounded accusations”.
The agreement was reached on 14 July in Vienna between Iran and the United States, France, Russia, China, Britain and Germany. “Certainly, the EU High Representative as the lead negotiator of the global community can contribute to this”, he said.
“Iran has stuck to its obligations and Iran is going to do the same when it comes to implementing the deal”, he said, following talks with Mogherini about measures that are needed.
Kerry said that under the deal, Iran is “permanently banned” from developing a nuclear weapon, and numerous restrictions imposed would be in place “not just for 15 or 20 years, but for the lifetime” of its nuclear program.
Iran’s most senior diplomat arrived in Kuwait on Sunday to begin a three-nation regional tour aimed at deepening ties with Arab neighbors following the conclusion of the Islamic Republic’s historic nuclear deal with world powers. “The deal has the capacity to pave the ground for wider cooperation between Iran and the West”. While defending this during his July 15 press conference, President Obama acknowledged: “Do we think that with the sanctions coming down, that Iran will have some additional resources for its military and for some of the activities in the region that are a threat to us and a threat to our allies?”
Although it welcomed the deal, it still stressed the need to continue the sanctions on Iran for its “support of terrorism” State-run Arab newspapers were even more critical of the deal.
The hearing also unfolded as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobby, dispatched hundreds of its members to prod lawmakers to disapprove of the deal. All of these issues urgently require solutions, and if the Iranian regime is indeed serious about offering them, the Gulf states will be the first to welcome these changes in Iranian policies.
The third positive impact of the deal for Pakistan is that it can team up with Iran and Afghanistan to fight the common danger of the Islamic State (IS) in the region.
For Iran, there was much at stake.
Meanwhile, the oil-rich Saudi Arabia, widely regarded as a US client in the Persian Gulf region, has been among the world’s largest importers of lethal weaponry over the years and has significantly expanded its purchase of armaments in recent months, becoming the world’s top importer in 2015 so far.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was elected in 2013 on an economic reform platform. From a political angle, provision of these conditions would need balanced and overarching observance of all articles of the Constitutions including those articles that are related to the people’s rights.
France hopes to secure business deals in Iran once worldwide sanctions are lifted, and Fabius said last week that his hard line in the nuclear negotiations would not stand in the way of French business opportunities.