Jan 26, 2022 19:38 UTC
  •  Iran dismisses UK's Truss remarks, advises other parties to drop repetitive blame game, dull discourse

The Iranian Foreign Ministry blasts Britain's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss for trying to portray Iran as the party that has been responsible for allegedly sabotaging negotiations in Vienna.

Responding to the remarks on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh called the top British diplomat's remarks "irresponsible" and "unfounded."

The remarks, he added, amounted to the latest version of Britain and some other Western countries' "empty game that is aimed at incriminating Iran and covering up their years of inaction and alignment with the United States' illegal and inhumane sanctions."

Truss' comments, Khatibzadeh added, "do not take away from the UK's responsibility for violating the agreement."

Nor do such "threadbare" accusations and "hollow threats" can cause the Islamic Republic to falter in its resolve to reach a "quality, sustainable, and reliable deal that would guarantee the Iranian nation's interests," the spokesman noted.

It has been Iran's "strategic patience" that has sustained the talks, he said, warning that "it is clear this window will not stay open forever," Khatibzadeh said.

"It is necessary [then] that the other parties drop their repetitive blame game and dull discourse...and rather expend all their potential and diligence to preserve this last chance" for conclusion of a good agreement at the negotiation table, he cautioned.

Also on Wednesday, Iran and the P4+1's delegations gathered for the purpose of hammering out the text of a "final agreement," reports, meanwhile, said.

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