Iran’s foreign minister said Tehran is following a clear agenda during the ongoing talks in the Austrian capital, but is not optimistic about the true intentions and determination of the United States and the three European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.
Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the United States’ “contradictory behavior,” characterized by a purported desire to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and all the while expanding sanctions against Iran, is a major obstacle to the Vienna talks aimed at putting the accord back on track.
Iran’s top negotiator said the upcoming talks of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)’s commission will not be about the nuclear issue, which has already been negotiated, but will rather focus on the US withdrawal from the 2015 multilateral deal and its illegal sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
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Deputy Director General and Head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog’s Department of Safeguards Massimo Aparo is to visit Iran for "routine safeguards activities" but there are no pre-planned talks, Iran’s permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations said.