Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Tehran was never keen on resuming economic relations with the US, urging Washington not to interfere in Iran's trade ties with other countries.
"We were not after having economic relations with the US, while we don’t face any restrictions for healthy economic ties with the US either, but the Americans have some problems in receiving congressional approval," Zarif was quoted by Fars news agency on Tuesday as saying.
He referred to the goals pursued by Iran through signing the nuclear agreement with the world powers, and said, "The nuclear deal was not aimed at changing those (congress) approvals but it sought to prevent the US from interfering in Iran's relations with other countries."
In relevant remarks on Monday, Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri urged the United States government to stop putting pressure on global financial institutions that are reviving ties with Iran.
Speaking in a gathering in Kermanshah to discuss the results of the nuclear deal with the world powers, Jahangiri said as always Tehran is committed to the nuclear deal, urging Washington to stop undermining the agreement by hindering Iran’s banking ties with the global financial institutions.