MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United States still retains sanctions against Iran in space and human rights fields, and suspects Tehran of sponsoring terror, a claim repeatedly denied by Iran.
"As for the US behavior with regard to such countries like Iran and others, it does not promote stabilization of the situation but the other way around," Kopf said.
"We are very interested on our side in cooperation with Iran, because I think that Iran can contribute to the stabilization process in the region," Kopf noted.
Kopf remarked that sanctions against the Iranian banking sector were still in place, halting the development of the country.
Iran and six world powers reached a framework agreement in July 2015 over the Iranian nuclear issue, forming a plan of action that should ease the sanctions regime against Tehran. The plan’s implementation began in January 2016.