Tehran 0
21 February 2022

Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian maintained that “we have never been this close to reaching a good agreement [in Vienna]… the Iranian team showed good initiatives and flexibility. But now, to the western side”. “There are some issues that are part of our red lines”, he added. “We have not yet received a practical and reliable initiative from the American side [on guarantees]. We believe that all the issues, the nuclear issue and the removal of sanctions should be resolved in the form of a package”. Amirabdollahian further argued that “it cannot be that we should both accept the strict supervision system by the IAEA, but at the same time, see that some of our issues still remain part of the agenda of the board of governors... In 2015 also, the issue of safeguards were resolved in a political agreement. We think we can repeat that model”.

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