US behavior to determine outcome of nuclear talks: Iran FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the United States’ behavior will determine the outcome of Iran’s nuclear talks with world powers, stressing that Tehran distrusts Washington’s seriousness about returning to the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks during a press conference held on the sidelines of the 76th Conference of the UN General Assembly in New York City on Friday.

“Our criterion is the practical behavior that we observe from American politicians and statesmen. We will make decisions based on US President Joe Biden’s practical behavior,” Iran’s top diplomat said.

Back in July 2015, Iran and world powers, including the US, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany, struck a landmark nuclear deal, officially titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Under the accord, Iran agreed to scale back some of its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

However, the US, under former president Donald Trump, unilaterally withdrew from the deal and reinstated sanctions on the Islamic Republic, although the country had been fully compliant with the deal.

In early April, Iran and the remaining parties to the JCPOA began to hold talks in Vienna, Austria, after the Biden administration voiced willingness to rejoin the nuclear agreement and remove the draconian sanctions his predecessor slapped on the Islamic Republic.

 

Source: Press TV