US sends message to Iran, ‘urge’ to reach nuclear deal: Iranian FM
Tehran, Oct 23 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said his country had received a US message expressing US eagerness to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the news agency reported. IRNA official.
“Three days ago, we received a message from the United States, telling them that the charges of the (International Atomic Energy) Agency (IAEA) against the Iranian nuclear program must be resolved” first of all agreement, said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Saturday. in the Armenian capital of Yerevan.
Asked about comments by US officials that nuclear negotiations are not on the US agenda, he said that “Americans are contradictory in their words and their behavior because they are in a rush to achieve the agreement in their (recent) message”.
As the United States continues to exchange messages with Iran, it “seeks to exert political and psychological pressure (on Iran) and wants to obtain concessions in the negotiations”, the news agency reported. Xinhua quoting Iran’s Finance Minister.
“We make no concessions to the American side, and we move forward within the framework of logic and within the framework of an agreement that respects the red lines of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but at the same time we never leave the negotiating table,” he said.
Iran signed the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with world powers in July 2015, agreeing to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against the country. . However, Washington resigned from the accord and reimposed unilateral sanctions on Tehran, prompting the latter to back out of some of its commitments under the pact.
Talks on reviving the JCPOA began in April 2021 in Vienna, Austria. No breakthrough was achieved after the last round of Vienna talks held in early August.