According to the Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Washington must assure Iran that it won’t abandon its nuclear agreement with Tehran if the deal is renewed.
Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said Monday that Washington was his focus. “must guarantee that no administration in the United States mocks the world and international law and does not repeat these behaviors” of withdrawing from agreements.
Khatibzadeh also reiterated another demand to the White House – “they must lift the oppressive sanctions completely and effectively.”
“Iran will not stop its compensatory actions until it is confident that US sanctions will be lifted in an effective and verifiable manner with the necessary and objective guarantees,”The spokesman warned.
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Khatibzadeh’s comments come after Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, confirmed last week that discussions to amend the agreement would resume on November 29 in Vienna.
The talks to revive the broken Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), have stagnated since August, when President Ebrahim Rashi took office. Initially signed in 2015 by Iran, France, Russia and China, this pact offered Tehran the possibility of lifting international sanctions if Tehran curbed its nuclear program.
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Donald Trump, then-US president, withdrew Washington from the accord in 2018, and hit Iran severely. Iran responded by increasing its uranium enrichment beyond the limits of the agreement.
The Joe Biden administration has expressed interest in returning to the agreement, but has been reluctant to heed Iran’s demands for sanctions to be lifted first to allow for the resumption of talks.
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