Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian maintained that “Iran took part in the first meeting of the new [round] of [nuclear] talks with goodwill, initiative and a plan”, lamenting that the European participants “lacked any serious initiative and determination”. “Our demands are totally in line with the JCPOA”, Iran’s top diplomat asserted, adding: “we… do not think about a Plan B while [we are at] the negotiating table”. He also underscored that “Iran does not consider a temporary agreement a good agreement. We will wait and try to achieve progress expected by the Iranian nation through strong and firm negotiations aimed at removing sanctions”.. Amirabdollahian further rejected media reports on Iran “taking technical steps to prepare to enrich uranium to 90 per cent purity”, affirming that the country “continues enrichment at 20 per cent and higher levels only within the framework that it has declared transparently and within the framework of the JCPOA”.
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