News ID: 318191
Published: 0846 GMT November 23, 2021

Iran advises US to make ‘wise decisions’ with regard to nuclear deal

Iran advises US to make ‘wise decisions’ with regard to nuclear deal

Political Desk

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman suggested the United States to make wise decisions about the nuclear deal, stressing that Washington’s call for Tehran’s "mutual return to JCPOA" is a failed attempt to deflect attention from the continuation of the US oppressive sanctions on Iran.

"US still manufactures fake news. Orchestrating photo op to sell fake narrative about the need for "mutual return to JCPOA" doesn't change the reality that, unlike the US, Iran never left the deal," Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a tweeted message on Tuesday.

He made the remarks while sharing, in his message, a video of his Monday’s press conference during which he had referred to comments recently made by the US special envoy for Iran Robert Malley during a visit to Bahrain where he had also posed for a photo.

While in Manama, Malley talked about Iran’s “return to the deal” forgetting the fact that it was the US that had unilaterally withdrew from the historic nuclear agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018, three years after it was signed between Iran and world powers.  

"Spin won't get the US anywhere. Wise decisions—like ending max failure—just may," the Iranian spokesman added in an apparent reference to the failed maximum pressure campaign imposed against Iran by US former president Donald trump.

After abandoning the nuclear deal under in 2018, Washington re-imposed the anti-Iran sanctions lifted by the accord and launched what it called a maximum pressure campaign against the country, targeting the Iranian people with the “toughest ever” restrictive measures.

Trump administration also tried to dissuade the remaining signatories from staying in the agreement and threatening sanctions against any party that refuses to cut business ties with Tehran in defiance of American sanctions.

Washington’s pressures successfully blocked the European co-signatories from fulfilling their contractual obligations, a situation that prompted Tehran to retaliate and suspend parts of its own commitments under Article 36 of the JCPOA.

After coming to power about a year ago, the administration of President Joe Biden has indicated that Washington is willing to rejoin the nuclear deal.

Iran and the remaining parties to the JCPOA – China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany – have held six rounds of talks in Vienna since April in order to revitalize the unraveling accord by bringing the US back to compliance three years after it withdrew from the pact and reimposed and reinforced sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

A new round of talks will resume in the Austrian capital on November 29.



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