Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu says Ankara hopes the US will return to the 2015 agreement, speaking at a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif in Istanbul.
Moscow and Tehran say Joe Biden's administration must lift sanctions and comply with 2015 nuclear deal as condition for Tehran to rejoin accord.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran has no problem working with the US on the question of oil but "we will not cooperate with you on the issue of Israel."
Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif says on Twitter that Israeli “agent-provocateurs” are aiming to put outgoing US President Trump “in a bind with a fake casus belli.”
Iran has managed to entrench itself in Syria and is fast becoming an immovable force in the country.
The move comes after Iran summoned Turkey's ambassador to the country over a poem President Recep Tayyip Erdogan read out during a ceremony in Azerbaijan. Tehran said the poem targeted Iran's territorial integrity.
There is a small window of opportunity between President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and presidential elections in Iran that would be ideal for negotiations.
The embargo on the sale of arms to Iran was due to start expiring progressively from Sunday, under the terms of the UN resolution that blessed the 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic republic and world powers.
Diplomats based in the Baghdad neighbourhood said they could hear sirens blaring for around an hour after the attack.
The US has circulated a draft resolution to the 15-member council that would indefinitely extend the arms embargo on Tehran but Russia and China oppose the move.
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu hosts Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Istanbul, says Ankara opposes US sanctions on Iran despite coronavirus pandemic.
Michael White, who had contracted the coronavirus while in Iran, flew out on a Swiss military jet to Zurich where he was welcomed by a senior US official.
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