Iran Says It Won’t Distance Itself From Result-Oriented Nuclear Talks

Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Friday that Iran wouldn’t distance itself from result-oriented talks, calling on the US to be realistic and abandon sanctions.

“Abiding by Majlis (Parliament) law, we continue talks and call on the US to be realistic and abandon sanctions lunacy, and on IAEA to focus on technical duties instead of adopting the politicized approach,” Abdollahian said in a tweet post.

Abdollahian said Iran never hesitates to neutralize sanctions.

Abdollahian had earlier accused the US of passing an anti-Tehran resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors as what he described as a tool to mount pressure on Iran in the Vienna talks.

Iran also blamed US’s indecisiveness as the reason behind the halt of Vienna talks meant to revive and salvage Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a deal abandoned by former US President Donald Trump in May 2018.

Vienna talks were further complicated when the US rejected Iran’s demand to remove Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) from its list of foreign terrorist organizations.

Recently, the IAEA Board of Governors accused Iran of non-cooperation with the agency and said Tehran also removed dozens of IAEA surveillance cameras that had previously been installed in different Iranian nuclear sites.

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