Jan 12, 2021 16:54 UTC
  • Iran: Renegotiation of nuclear deal out of question

A high-ranking Iranian official has dismissed the possibility of any renegotiation of the 2015 landmark nuclear pact signed between Tehran and six major world states, stressing that the other sides only needs to fulfill its commitments and there is no need for further talks.

“Renegotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. (JCPOA) is out of the question, as Iran, China and Russia have [already] expressed their opposition,” Ali Rabiei, the administration’s spokesman, said at his weekly presser on Tuesday.

He reminded the European signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – France, Germany and the UK (E3) – that a return to their commitments under the nuclear agreement did not require any dialogue.

The parties, he said, could simply honor the JCPOA without any need for new negotiations in case the incoming administration of US President-elect Joe Biden repealed the policies of its predecessor.