The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry emphasized that any negotiations for the revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement must produce results, adding that they should not be held for the sake of more talks.
“Only Iran speaks for Iran. Our mandate is to engage in only RESULTS-oriented dialogue,” Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a tweet on Friday.
He rejected talks for sake of talks and “the fallacy that economic terrorism works,” adding that it is “high time for the party that unilaterally left JCPOA to wake up to new reality”, referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
His tweet came after Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said Tehran is ready to resume talks on the JCPOA revival “very soon” but the administration of US President Joe Biden is sending a “negative sign” by keeping illegal sanctions on Tehran.
In an interview with NBC News on Thursday, the top Iranian diplomat said Biden needed to back up his talk of diplomacy with concrete actions to show Iran that Washington is serious about restoring the nuclear deal, Press TV reported.
Addressing the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Biden announced his willingness to rejoin the JCPOA and resolve the issue with Iran over its peaceful nuclear program.
The US president said Washington was “working” with China, France, Russia, Britain and Germany to “engage Iran diplomatically and to seek a return to” the JCPOA.
Iran and world powers, including the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, struck the JCPOA on July 14, 2015. Under the accord, Iran agreed to scale back some of its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.
However, the US, under former president Donald Trump, unilaterally withdrew from the deal and reinstated crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic, although the country had been fully compliant with the deal.
Source: Iranian Agencies