The two sides stressed that the only way to mitigate the tensions in the region is political talks, and other ways bear no fruit.
Mogrini, referring to the current tensions between Qatar and some of its Arab neighbors, also stressed that for the time being mitigating tensions and, subsequently, starting negotiations are of the most critical issues on top of agenda.
In this visit, Mogrini re-emphasized the EU’s commitment to the implementation of JCPOA. Zarif also said that Iran never start violating the JCPOA.
The JCPOA was inked between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, namely Russia, China, France, Britain, the US and Germany, in July 2015. Barring the new US administration, the governments in all of those countries have stressed the sustenance of the JCPOA.
The agreement took effect in January 2016. Under the deal, limits were put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic.