Iran’s foreign minister told EU High Representative Josep Borrell that the Raisi administration “seeks a practical result in the nuclear negotiations”. “We are seriously reviewing the records of the negotiations and the new administration will resume the talks”, he indicated, while positing that “the U.S. is one hundred per cent mistaken if it thinks pressures on Iran will pay off”. “All signatories to the deal should understand that the agreement must be fruitful for Iran and that Tehran must see all sanctions lifted in light of it”, Amirabdollahian asserted, adding: “If other sides return to their commitments and this is verified, we are also ready to stop our retaliatory measures”. Borrell, in turn, highlighted “the need for [Iran’s] full cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)” and “the great importance of a quick resumption of the Vienna talks”. The same day, Borrell met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and highlighted that “the JCPOA remains a key instrument for global non-proliferation, peace in the region and for international security, but time to return to its implementation is not indefinite, if we want to ensure it delivers fully”.
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