Tehran 0
21 July 2022

Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian maintained that “we have a ready text in front of us and we agree on more than 95 to 96 per cent of its content, but there’s still an important flaw in this text: we need to get the full economic benefits of the agreement. We don’t want to be bitten twice”. Meanwhile, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson remarked that the “false dichotomy between JCPOA (of which Iran, unlike the U.S., remains a party) and good ties between Iran and its neighbours, including Russia, doesn't hide the fact that indecision of the unfaithful U.S. is the main hurdle for a deal. Our neighbourly policy is not contingent on JCPOA or U.S. permission”.

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