The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry rejected any direct contact between Tehran and Washington, stressing, however, that Iran employs all of its diplomatic capacities for the removal of the sanction.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Monday, Nasser Kanaani said Iran’s official policy regarding the talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal is “commitment to the negotiation course and table” and the necessity for the removal of all cruel sanctions against Tehran.
Highlighting Iran’s goodwill in the course of negotiations and its commitment to the continuation of the talks, the spokesman expressed hope that the other parties would prove their goodwill in practice as well.
“We have no direct contact with the US government,” Kanaani underlined, noting that Iran employs all of its diplomatic capacities to fulfill its interests, particularly for the purpose of lifting the sanctions.
He also stressed that Iran welcomes the efforts of the governments that have played a role in the sanctions removal talks with goodwill.
Since April 2021, several rounds of talks between Iran and the five remaining parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia — have been held in the Austrian capital to bring the US back into the Iran deal.
The Vienna talks, however, exclude American diplomats due to their country’s withdrawal from the deal.