Iranian Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian remarked that “the White House calls for negotiations with Iran and claims to be ready to return to the JCPOA. Yet it simultaneously imposes new sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities… The purpose of negotiations is not talking for the sake of talking, but to achieve tangible results on the basis of respect for mutual interests”. Relatedly, Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson reiterated that the “onus is on the U.S. president to convince [the] international community – including all JCPOA participants – that his signature means something. For that, ‘objective guarantees’ [are] needed. No one would accept anything less”.
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