TEHRAN (Iran News) – Spokesman of Iran’s Government Ali Rabiei said Washington’s claim on reaching a comprehensive agreement with Tehran is a propaganda campaign and an attempt to deceive Iran.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Rabiei said US has become isolated because of its unilateral policy, iranpress.com reported.
Referring to the fact that European countries do not agree with the US approach, Rabiei emphasized that Europeans insist on implementing the 2015 nuclear deal officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The signatories to the nuclear deal except US that withdrew JCPOA in 2018 (Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia) are struggling to save the 2015 landmark accord with Iran.
US urges the reimposition of international sanctions on Tehran and the extension of the conventional arms embargo against it after it is expired in October.
In a meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA, which took place in Vienna on September 1, the remaining participants reaffirmed in a statement the importance of preserving the agreement, emphasizing that the US cannot invoke the “snapback” mechanism as it is no more legally considered a participant State after its withdrawal.
Addressing the press conference on Tuesday, Rabiei stressed, “If the United States is seeking an agreement with Iran, it must first abide by the agreement to which it was previously committed.”
Pointing out that imposing sanctions against Iranians is a crime, Rabiei stated that Iran’s stance in the implementation of the JCPOA has been clear since the very beginning, and if the US intends to negotiate, it must apologize for its past actions.
Rabiei’s remarks came after the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida has recently claimed that Iran and the United States had begun negotiations in Oman to reach a new agreement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and were even ready to sign a cooperation agreement.
- source : Tasnim, Iran News