Economic Undertakings

Success of JCPOA talks depends on other side’s resolve, says Iranian FM MP

Baqeri Kani, who is Iran’s main negotiator in the nuclear talks, said in a Twitter post that the upcoming talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna would be successful if the P4 + 1 group of countries had “firm resolve” and stood “practically” ready to lift US sanctions against Iran.

“I said that the success of future talks depends on the other side’s ‘firm resolve’ and ‘practical preparation’ for ‘the removal of sanctions’,” he said in the tweet on Thursday, following meetings with ambassadors resident in Tehran, ambassadors from the Persian Gulf. and the ambassadors of Mediterranean and Eastern European countries on Wednesday.

The United States unilaterally abandoned the multilateral nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in 2018, despite Iran fully honoring its nuclear commitments, as has been certified. on several occasions by the United Nations nuclear agency. The United States then unleashed a campaign of “maximum pressure” against Iran, which virtually deprived the country of all the economic benefits of the agreement.

Iran fully honored its nuclear obligations for an entire year, after which it decided to step up its nuclear work as a legal “corrective measure” against the US violation of the agreement and the dismal failure of the other signatories, the E3 in particular, to safeguard its advantages.

Envoys from Iran and the P4 + 1 – Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China – are expected to hold the seventh round of talks in Vienna on November 29. Negotiations were halted in June, when Iran held its presidential elections. Since then, Iran’s new administration has reviewed the details of the six rounds of talks held under the previous administration.

Joe Biden’s US administration has said it is willing to join the deal, but has shown a dominant propensity to maintain some of the sanctions as a pressure tool. Tehran insists that all sanctions should first be verifiably lifted before reversing its corrective measures.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said last week that Tehran and the other JCPOA parties could only reach a “good deal in a short period of time” if there is a “serious and positive” approach. talks to come.

“The Islamic Republic does not intend to lock itself in the deadlock of the previous negotiations… I believe that if the opposing parties enter into the (talks) in Vienna with a serious and positive approach, it will be possible to achieve to a good deal soon, ”Amirabdollahian said in an Instagram post.