Iran announces upcoming visit by IAEA director
Two weeks before world powers and Iran resume nuclear talks, UN nuclear watchdog visit Iran “soon,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
The director of the International Atomic Energy Organization, Rafael Grossi, will also meet the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, Mohammad Islami, and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, according to Khatibzadeh.
Responding to a question about the upcoming nuclear talks on November 29 in Vienna, Khatibzadeh said: “Our goal in Vienna will be to remove all the sanctions that have been illegally applied to our country by the [United States]. ”
An article in the administration-run Iranian newspaper outlined Iran’s positions ahead of talks to bring the United States back to the deal it struck in 2018 and bring Iran back into full compliance. The title of the article above the waterline was “Operation Defeat Sanctions”.
The article began with Iran’s position that when the United States withdrew from the deal and applied international sanctions, Iran had hoped that European countries would stay in the deal and ignore the sanctions. secondary US banking. However, over time Iran has seen a number of European companies pull out of the country and take their investments with them, including large companies such as Airbus, Danieli and Total.
According to the article, Ebrahim Raisi’s administration “will not repeat the mistake of basing its hopes on unrealistic European promises”. The Raisi administration seeks to distance itself from the strategies of the Rouhani administration, which had hoped that when former President Donald Trump exits the nuclear deal, Europe would save economic trade. Even with the arrival of the Biden administration, Rouhani’s team was unable to secure a return to the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The article said that Iranian negotiators had made it clear that the goal of the upcoming talks was to “remove the sanctions” and make it clear that the United States was the party that violated the original agreement. Vice Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani’s visits to European countries aim to clarify this position ahead of the talks.
According to the position of the new Iranian negotiators, the previous approach of “strategic patience” in which Iran would wait for a new US administration “has not been able to get the West to respect Iran’s rights” . Therefore, now … the 25 kilograms of 60% enriched uranium and 210 kilograms of 20% enriched uranium – the nuclear advancements Iran has made since leaving the United States – “puts the ball in the court. opposing ”.
The article presented five points before the talks. The first point was that the talks will not be about Iranian missiles, regional policies or even their nuclear plan. Rather, it will be a question of returning to the JCPOA and nothing more. The second point is that the United States will have to pay damages for leaving the JCPOA. The third point is that the United States must lift all sanctions under the Obama and Trump eras. The fourth point is that the lifting of sanctions must be verifiable. The fifth point is that the United States must agree to never leave the JCPOA again.