Tehran 0
29 November 2021

Against the backdrop of nuclear talks, Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian reiterated that “the likely return of the U.S. to the nuclear deal would not be meaningful unless guarantees are presented to prevent the recurrence of the bitter experience of the past and Iran’s trade partners could confidently enter into long term economic engagement with Iran free from any concern”. “Iran will not accept requests beyond the JCPOA”, he asserted, underscoring that “this opportunity is not a window that could remain open forever… Iran, while making its determined, strong and active diplomatic efforts to remove the oppressive U.S. sanctions, has devised an effective program to neutralise the sanctions in line with its sustainable economic development program”. Relatedly, Iran’s lead negotiator in Vienna emphasised the importance of “the removal of all post-JCPOA sanctions”, and affirmed: “we remain prepared to react proportionately to any pressure and reciprocate any goodwill gesture”.

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