EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell said that no ‘Plan B’ regarding Iran and that the nuclear deal could be a good one.
Meanwhile, the European official warned that “time is pressing” for Iran to return to talks.
“It’s time to go back to the negotiating table. And I don’t want to think about Plan B because no… Plan B that I could imagine would be a good one,” Borrell said Friday in Washington.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Western diplomats have said they are concerned Tehran’s new negotiating team may make new demands beyond the scope of what had already been agreed.
Borrell’s comment against a Plan B came in contrast with remarks US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made two days earlier that the US “will look at every option to deal with the challenges posed by Iran.”
According to this report, Borrel said “time is pressing” for Iran to return to talks, and that the Islamic Republic’s new government had had enough time to study the file and instruct its negotiating team.
The EU foreign policy chief claimed that not only is Tehran obfuscating on the question of when they will resume indirect talks with the US, but that Iran has not even committed to a time frame for preliminary negotiations it has asked to hold in Brussels.
“I am ready to receive them if needed,” Borrell said, adding that he did not think talks in Brussels were absolutely necessary but that he had to be willing to be somewhat “patient on this issue because we cannot afford to fail.”