Iranian FM Rejects Words as Guarantee To Nuclear Deal

Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian on Wednesday said that Tehran does not accept an oral guarantee from the US for not leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) accord again.

Amirabdollahian told Financial Times that the US had failed to address Iran’s demand for guarantees that no party is able to abandon the deal.

“As a matter of principle, public opinion in Iran cannot accept as a guarantee the words of a head of state, let alone the United States, due to the withdrawal of the US from the JCPOA,” Amirabdollahian added.

Amirabdollahian also expressed Tehran’s frustrations over the ongoing Vienna talks as he blamed other parties for not being serious in the process.

Former US President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal in 2018, and also imposed more economic sanctions, promoting Tehran to accelerate its nuclear program.

The deal was signed between Iran and six world powers – US, UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany, and currently the same world powers are engaged in talks in Vienna to salvage the deal.  

The eight rounds of the Vienna talks resumed on February 8, 2022, after a short pause for consultation with the representatives scrambling for a result-oriented dialogue this time.

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