Iran’s top negotiator speaks of the country’s “serious will and strong preparation” on the eve of talks that are aimed at examining the prospect of removal of the United States’ sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
“The makeup of the Islamic Republic’s negotiating delegation reflects this resolve and seriousness for taking serious steps towards removal of the Americans’ sanctions against the Iranian people,” Ali Baqeri-Kani told IRNA on Monday.
“The issue of removal of the sanctions form the focus and principle priority of this round of the talks,” he said, calling the bans “illegal and oppressive.”
The US returned the sanctions in 2018 after leaving a historic nuclear agreement between Iran and others that had eliminated the coercive measures.
US President Joe Biden has alleged a willingness to re-enter Washington into the deal and lift the measures again. His administration has, however, not taken any meaningful steps towards the purpose, and even slapped new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Source: Press TV