Madrid (Europe Press). – The Iranian Foreign Ministry reported, on Sunday, that Iran will continue to expand its nuclear program if the United States does not lift the sanctions that burden the Islamic Republic, which is a prerequisite for Tehran when it comes to revitalizing international relations. Negotiations to resume the 2015 agreement.
According to the memo collected on the ministry’s official website, “the Islamic Republic will not allow an international betrayal of its commitments to the agreement to hijack the Iranian economy.”
Iran announced the withdrawal of its commitments on a number of points of the 2015 nuclear agreement after the United States withdrew from the agreement, although the Iranian authorities have defended the possibility of reversing these steps if the United States withdraws sanctions and returns to the agreement.
“It is clear that the US’s refusal to fully withdraw the sanctions is the main challenge to the progress of negotiations. We believe that the moment the US administration abandons this maximum pressure campaign and demonstrates the necessary political will for it, the way forward will remain open for the rapid achievement of an agreement,” the text adds.
In its statement, the ministry recalls that Iran presented several proposals to its European interlocutors to resolve its full return to the agreement, to no avail. “None of these countries have been able to reveal any legal shortcomings in Iran’s drafts or describe them as inconsistent with the agreement,” he said.
On the other hand, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, on Friday, that the Iranian government did not come to the nuclear talks in Vienna with “constructive proposals”, while repeating that Washington “always hopes” for a diplomatic approach in this regard.
He said that “Iran’s focus this week was unfortunately not trying to resolve the outstanding issues,” before criticizing that “Iran started these new negotiations with a new round of nuclear provocations, as reported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) this Wednesday.”
For their part, diplomats from Germany, France and the United Kingdom confirmed, as reported by the German news agency (DPA), that Iran is taking a “destructive position” in the nuclear negotiations, which seeks to achieve the return of the United States to the agreement and the Middle East. Tehran commitment.
They lamented, before warning that the window of opportunity to achieve a diplomatic solution to the nuclear dispute is dwindling, “Iran is violating almost all of the tough commitments that were agreed upon as a result of several months of difficult negotiations.” “.
Meanwhile, Iran’s chief negotiator, Bagheri Kani, explained in statements to the Iranian news agency Mehr, that Tehran “stressed its proposals” regarding lifting the “illegal” sanctions that burden the Asian country and confirmed the return of the parties. for their countries to “provide reasonable and documented responses to Iran’s proposals.” Thus, talks will resume “next week” as scheduled.
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