Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian slammed the US behavior, saying its policies in relation to IslamiC Republic and the JCPOA have so far been unconstructive.
In talks with European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell in New York, Amir Abdollahian said the administration of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi seeks a practical outcome in the negotiations.
“Our criterion is the action of the other parties, not their comments. The new administration is reviewing the previous negotiations. We do not waste time, nor do we accept the unconstructive behavior of the United States,” the top Iranian diplomat told Borrell on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly (UNGA).
“Unfortunately, the Biden administration’s behavior and policies in relation to Iran and the JCPOA have so far been unconstructive. Although Biden has verbally criticized Trump’s policies, he has in practice pursued the same policies toward Iran,” he added.
Appreciating Borrell’s efforts to follow the negotiation process, Amir Abdollahian said, “If the Americans think they are concluding by putting pressure on Iran, they are completely wrong. Instead of pressuring the United States, which has violated the JCPOAl, to return to its commitments, the three European countries have repeatedly called for Iran to hasten negotiations.”
He stressed that all parties “should know that the JCPOA must have tangible results for Iran, and in practice, we will feel the lifting of illegal sanctions. If others return to their commitments, we too are ready to stop our compensatory actions.”
Josep Borrell, for his part, said that the success of the JCPOA is very important “not only for Iran and the P4 +1 but also for the region and the world.”
He noted that the European Union has always been critical of former US president Donald Trump’s “destructive policies and actions in withdrawing from the JCPOA.”
“But the decision of the new US administration has created a new chapter in maintaining and reviving the deal,” Borrell noted
“The US responsibility for creating the current situation is clear, but at the same time, all parties should help us reach a mutually satisfactory outcome. The first step in this direction is to determine the time of the Vienna meeting,” he added.
Source: Iranian media