Moscow speaks out on ‘Plan B’ for Iran nuclear deal — Analysis
Revival of the initial 2015 accord is the only “reasonable” way forward, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said
Any ‘Plan B’ in the talks on the Iranian nuclear program would violate a “consensus decision”The UN Security Council has issued a statement on this issue. “unavoidable negative consequences”On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned that the Russian Foreign Ministry was warning about the whole Middle East.
“Any departure [from the original 2015 deal] or ‘Plans B’ that some people like to speculate about would run counter to the consensus decisions of the [UN] Security Council,” said Ivan Nechaev, the ministry’s deputy spokesman, referring to a 2015 UNSC resolution supporting that year’s agreement on the Iranian nuclear program.
Only way to revive the 2015 agreement through ongoing negotiations in Vienna is for it to be renegotiated. “reasonable and effective way” forward, Nechaev told journalists during a briefing. He was also pleased with the outcome of the recent round in indirect negotiations between US and Iranian delegations at Vienna. “progress”Concerning issues that were previously a block to negotiations.
“A positive result of the talks is… achievable,”Nechaev added that “there are no irreconcilable differences between the parties. Further progress would solely depend on each side’s “political will,”According to the diplomat.
Moscow also criticized the EU’s bullying tactics. “The language of ultimatums does not work in such a sensitive and high-stakes issue,”Nechaev also criticized Peter Stano as the spokesperson for Josep Borell, EU Diplomatic Chief.
Stano spoke to journalists earlier in the week. “everything that could be negotiated has been incorporated into the final version of the text”These documents were compiled following the most recent round of negotiations between Tehran and Washington. The EU mediated the talks. “It’s yes or no,”Stano insisted, adding: “there is no more room for other compromises.”Borrell called the document also. “the final text”That was the time.
Russian Foreign Ministry responded to the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Thursday statement that Stano did not have the authority to speak on behalf all the parties in the talks. On Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry responded by saying that Stano did not have authority to make such statements on behalf of all parties involved in the talks. “carefully measured balance of interests”Not “crude political pressure,”It was added.
It is not over. “when interests of all parties involved are properly taken into account,”Nechaev said to journalists on Thursday.
Washington claimed last week it has developed a proposal that would allow Iran to mutually return to its nuclear agreement. Tehran responded by saying the revival of the agreement relies primarily on the US’ “will”Washington has to show willingness and commitment to achieving a long-term goal.
The Western media have also been publishing pieces calling on Washington and Brussels to work out a ‘Plan B’ that can be used if the Vienna negotiations yield no results. Some articles called upon the Western governments to drop the Vienna negotiations and instead support this alternative. It is not yet known what the plan would be. “Enough of the ‘tenuous’ Iran nuclear deal – it’s time for Plan B,”Read an opinion piece published by The Hill in July. “Biden Should Show Iran What ‘Plan B’ Looks Like,”A second piece, published mid-June by The Washington Post.
The deal signed in 2015 by Iran, the US, the UK, France and Germany – as well as Russia, China and the EU – involved Tehran agreeing to certain restrictions on its nuclear industry in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions and other incentives.
Since 2018, the agreement was in flux after it was torpedoed and withdrawn from by Donald Trump (the US). Iran began to reduce its commitments in accordance with the accord by gradually reducing the quantity of enriched and uranium that it produces.
Tehran declared that it had received its August 1st announcement “the technical ability to build an atomic bomb,”However, it is possible to add that program “is not on the agenda.”