Iran has harshly rejected any preconditions by the European Union for expansion of trade ties, the official news agency IRNA reported last Thursday. “We will not accept any preconditions from the EU for implementing the trade agreement,” Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Ahani told IRNA in a first reaction to last Tuesday’s EU statement on Iran. Ahani was referring to the EU ultimatum that without implementing specified political requests, the first-ever trade and cooperation agreement between the two...

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