No way for US to rejoin Iran deal without sanctions removal: FM
Foreign Minister says there is no way for the United States to return to the 2015 nuclear agreement without the removal of sanctions imposed on the Iranian nation after Washington’s withdrawal from the multilateral agreement.
“In the course of the previous six rounds of talks, it became clear to Iran that the United States did not realize that there is no way for it to return to the JCPOA (nuclear deal) without removing all the sanctions it imposed on the Iranian people in the period after Washington’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said in an article published by Russia’s daily Kommersant on Monday.
In his article, Amir-Abdollahian complained that the current situation around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, emerged because the US has spared no effort to kill the deal over the past four years.
On the contrary, he added, Iran “has been doing its utmost to keep this agreement alive.”
Good deal ‘within reach’ if they remove bans, end blame game
Also on Monday, Amir-Abdollahian stressed in a post on his Instagram page that Iran’s proposed drafts are completely within the framework of the JCPOA and have nothing beyond the nuclear pact.
“As the talks continue, it is expected that the other parties will come to Vienna with specific proposals and responses, including the removal of sanctions, and will stop the blame game. In this case, a good deal is within reach. We will pursue the path of diplomacy and negotiations in Vienna under the logic of dialog and understanding,” he said.
The foreign minister further emphasized that the Islamic Republic is “serious about reaching a good agreement. It must be comprehensive so that people can feel the results in a tangible way.”
He also rejected as “a sheer lie” the alleged reports about Iran’s 90% uranium enrichment.