Removal of sanctions main goal of Vienna talks, no requests beyond JCPOA accepted: Iran FM

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the main goal pursued in the new round of talks between Iran and the remaining members of the 2015 nuclear deal is removal of all sanctions imposed on Tehran, adding that the Islamic Republic will not accept any requests beyond the scope of the deal.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a Monday article, noting that the remaining parties to the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are starting a new round of talks in Vienna after “six rounds of intensive negotiations in Vienna did not lead to success due to the US excessive demands and unrealistic stances.”

“The main goal of these negotiations is the restoration of the rights of the Iranian nation and removal of all the sanctions imposed unilaterally and extraterritorially on Iran by the United States, which is no longer a party to the JCPOA,” Iran’s top diplomat added.

Pointing to the unilateral withdrawal of the US administration, under former President Donald Trump, form the landmark agreement in 2018, Amir-Abdollahian said, “There is international consensus that these unlawful US behaviors demonstrate a total contempt for the international law and the UN Charter, undermine multilateralism, and pose enormous menace to international peace and security.”

The top Iranian diplomat also censured the incumbent occupant of the White House for reneging on his campaign promises about not following anti-Iran policies of Trump, saying, “Despite the formation of a new government in the United States, not only have the illegal and unilateral sanctions remained in place, but the policy of imposing sanctions on Iran has continued to exist.

 

Source: Press TV