Iran has not ‘boycotted’ return to nuclear negotiations, West must first fulfil its obligations – Tehran spokesman — RT World News

Tehran has not “boycotted” its return to nuclear talks in Vienna, a spokesman for the Iranian Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has said, stating that Western states must first fulfil their obligations.

Mahmoud Abaszadeh Melkini spoke to an Iranian news agency about Monday and stated that the “ball is in the court of Western countries,”Concerning restarting discussions regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, (JCPOA)

He stated that countries which have withdrew from the nuclear deal and fail to fulfill their obligations should not do so. He criticized the US for withdrawing unilaterally from the landmark nuclear accord in 2018, as well as Germany and France, whom he claimed did not adhere to their JCPOA obligations.

A spokesperson also stated that the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic by the US or the European Union is necessary for the resumption of nuclear negotiations as well as the implementations by those parties. also available
Germany insists Iran can’t set new conditions for the resumption of nuclear talks. Tehran has stated that negotiations will resume soon.

Meshkini’s remarks come after the EU’s political director, Enrique Mora, the chief coordinator of the negotiations, met with his Iranian counterparts in Tehran last Thursday, four months after talks cut off between the state and world powers.

Iran’s foreign ministry said it would hold discussions in the coming days with the bloc in Brussels after Mora’s visit. Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent envoy at the International Atomic Energy Agency nuclear watchdog in Vienna, said that such talks can be seen as a “preparatory step towards resumption of real negotiations”,They cannot “substitute Vienna talks on JCPOA”,However.

Iran, France, Germany and Russia signed an atomic accord in 2015 that required Tehran to end its nuclear program. This was in return for international sanctions being lifted. also available
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The White House placed a new embargo on Tehran after Trump pulled Washington out of the historic deal. Tehran began to enrich uranium at levels that were not permitted by the JCPOA.

President Joe Biden’s administration has shown a keen interest in reviving the agreement and has been engaging in indirect talks with Iran in Vienna, but has so far been reluctant to heed demands that it lift sanctions first for discussions to proceed.

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