TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdulahian affirmed in a conversation that lasted 70 minutes with the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borel on Friday that the Islamic Republic will “response to sanctions and interference”.
The call was from Borrell, who is responsible for coordinating negotiations to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the official name of the 2105 nuclear deal.
Following the turmoil in Iran that began after the tragic death of Martha Amini in September, Western powers, particularly the United Kingdom, France and Germany (E3), all parties to the 2015 nuclear deal The Islamic Republic, led by three European countries, is closing in on Iran under claims that it is cracking down on protesters.
They slapped new sanctions on Iran and helped pass two resolutions against the country, one by the IAEA Council and the other by the United Nations Human Rights Council.
But Foreign Minister Amir Abdullahian said it was “wrong” to think that the US-European trio could get concessions from Iran through pressure.
“After the call, I spoke with @JosepBorrell. I said that if the US and the E3 think that pressure creates leverage in negotiations, they are wrong! At the same time, we are heading towards the final stage of a good, strong and lasting agreement,” Amir Abdullahian tweeted.
Iran says it wants a permanent and permanent nuclear deal. Iran claims its position because the US withdrew from her JCPOA in May 2018, returning sanctions lifted under the agreement.
Nasser Kanani, a spokesman for Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: “American officials know that Iran is unwilling to negotiate or make concessions under pressure and threat, and the deal has no independent policy.” , and Iran’s position on the JCPOA negotiations is completely clear.”
The reluctance of Western political parties, led by the United States, to make up for Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA has dragged on discussions about renewed sanctions relief against Iran.
Negotiations to lift sanctions are advanced to a point where a final deal could be reached if the United States accepts Iran’s reasonable demands and prerequisites for a stable and credible agreement.
Iran’s main demands include verification of the lifting of sanctions, guarantees of the JCPOA’s viability, and suspension of the IAEA’s claims on safeguards.