Iran never accepted any precondition for Vienna talks
Referring to recent development regarding the ongoing sanctions removal talks in Vienna, Khatibzadeh said that the progress of the talks is on the right track.
The important point is that all parties to the Vienna talks agreed that what happened in previous years after the withdrawal of the United States should not be repeated, he said, adding that in some documents some issues and differences have been resolved.
“Over the past month, the process has been steadily and slowly moving forward, and we are closer than ever to reaching an agreement,” he noted.
Referring to US Special Envoy for Iran’s Affairs Robert Malley’s claim to set a precondition for Washington’s return to the JCPOA, the Iranian top diplomat said that from the very first day, Iran has not accepted any preconditions and will not do so.
Asked about Iran’s position towards the issue of interim agreement in the talk, he said, ” Our position in Vienna is clear. The interim agreement has never been on our agenda. The agreement we are looking for is a stable and reliable one and will not accept anything less.”
Elsewhere in his remarks, he criticized the US Secretary of State for imposing artificial deadlines for Iran, stressing that Blinken must convey this deadline and sense of urgency to the US government.
Tehran expects Americans to speed up instead of making artificial deadlines, he stressed.
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