Iran’s Overseas Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the time just isn’t ripe for an unofficial assembly with the US and the E3 proposed by EU Overseas Coverage Chief Josep Borrell contemplating the latest stances and strikes by the US and the three European nations.
In an announcement on Sunday, Khatibzadeh mentioned, “In view of the latest stances and measures taken by the USA and the three European nations, the Islamic Republic of Iran believes this isn’t an excellent time for holding an unofficial assembly on the accord as proposed by the EU overseas coverage chief, Josep Borrell.”
“There was no change in the USA’ stances and behavior, and the Biden administration has not solely did not abandon Trump’s failed coverage of most stress, however has additionally did not declare its dedication to the implementation of all its obligations beneath the JCPOA and the UN Safety Council Decision 2231.”
He mentioned the implementation of commitments by all events to the JCPOA just isn’t a matter of negotiation and give-and-take, and all choices for give-and-take have been exhausted 5 years in the past.
“The trail ahead is kind of clear: The US should finish its illegal and unilateral sanctions and return to its JCPOA commitments. This difficulty neither wants negotiation, nor a decision by the Board of Governors [of the International Atomic Energy Agency],” he added.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will reply to actions with motion, and simply as it’s going to return to its JCPOA commitments with the removing of sanctions, it’s going to additionally reply in form to all hostile measures and behaviours,” Khatibzadeh added.
He lastly careworn that the Islamic Republic will proceed its shut bilateral and multilateral consultations with the present events to the JCPOA in addition to Mr Borrell because the JCPOA coordinator.
His feedback got here after an earlier report by The Wall Avenue Journal, which quoted senior diplomats as saying that Iran has rejected a European Union provide to rearrange direct nuclear talks with the US in coming days.
In keeping with The Wall Avenue Journal, two senior Western diplomats mentioned Iran has dominated out attending a gathering in Europe for now, saying it needed a assure first that the US would raise some sanctions after the assembly.