Tehran 0
18 October 2021

President Raisi asserted that “we will seriously pursue the policy of the economy of resistance and do not tie people’s livelihood and the market to these [nuclear] negotiations, but… we are definitely serious about outcome-oriented negotiations”. Relatedly, Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian told UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that “if parties to the JCPOA live up to their obligations fully, Iran will return to fulfilling its commitments too”. He also maintained that “we consider the issue of prisoners [ie, foreign nationals detained in Iran] to be humanitarian and we do not want this issue to be tied to the nuclear talks”.

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