May 09, 2021 11:15 UTC
  • Iran has four red lines in talks on JCPOA revival: Qalibaf

Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said Iran has four red lines that should be considered in ongoing talks with the remaining signatories to the 2015 nuclear agreement in Vienna on a potential revival of the accord.

According to Press TV, lawmaker Alireza Salimi cited Qalibaf as explaining the red lines during a closed parliamentary session on Sunday.

“The Speaker said that the first red line is the removal of sanctions, including those mentioned in the JCPOA and the ones imposed by former US president Donald Trump,” Salimi quoted, referring to the nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

“The second red line is the issue of verification that needs to be done with regard to the removal of the sanctions by the other side.

"The third red line is the issue of the US, with whom we should have no negotiations until the removal of all sanctions.

“And the fourth red line is the issue of the laws approved by the Parliament and the announced policies that must be observed in the negotiations.”

Since early April, envoys from Russia, China, Germany, France, Britain and Iran have held several rounds of talks in Vienna aimed at revitalizing the JCPOA and bringing the US back to compliance.

They have established three expert-level working groups tasked with unraveling the most important issues and drafting solutions.