US realism, durable guarantee key to fruitful deal on nuclear issue: Iran
Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the talks to revive the 2015 deal can succeed if the United States is realistic and Tehran receives durable guarantees for its full economic benefit from the agreement, which Washington abandoned in defiance of international criticism.
"The US realism and a durable guarantee for Iran's full economic benefit from the agreement can make the outcome of the negotiations fruitful," Amir-Abdollahian tweeted on Friday.
He said Iran's top negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani would continue logical and active negotiations with seriousness and in complete coordination with him to remove sanctions that have been re-imposed on Tehran after Washington's unilateral withdrawal from the multilateral deal.
The top diplomat emphasized that the country will continue its rational and robust efforts to have the sanctions against the country removed through negotiations.
Amir-Abdollahian's tweet came after Iran and the US concluded two days of indirect talks, mediated by the European Union, in the Qatari capital of Doha on Wednesday in an attempt to break the stalemate in the revival of the 2015 deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Meanwhile, an informed Iranian source on Friday said the United States is responsible for any possible failure of the JCPOA revival talks whether in Vienna or in Doha.
The Doha talks will continue on the path of the Vienna negotiations aim to settle the outstanding issues quickly and innovatively, Iran's Fars news agency quoted the source, who spoke to Qatar's Al Jazeera network on condition of animosity.
The source said Iran has never quit the negotiating table and will never do in the future but "it was Washington that exited the agreement and stopped its implementation." It is still possible to achieve an acceptable result if Washington acts realistically on the removal of sanctions against Tehran, the source said. "We are ready for a strong and acceptable agreement within a few days and this issue requires the United States to make clear decisions."