TEHRAN (Iran News) – Khatibzadeh said that Iran‘s position on the US non-compliance to its commitments under UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the way back to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is clear, which has been repeatedly and accurately stated by Advisor to President Hesameddin Ashena.
Last week Khatibzadeh said, “For several years, the United States has been driving in the wrong direction on the highway, thinking that others who are on the right path are going wrong. The sooner the United States realizes the right direction of the highway, the better for the international community and multilateralism.”
The spokesman said the U.S. should change its path, fully implement its commitments, and lift sanctions, which he described as “crime.”
“The United States must know that the people of Iran will never forget the current U.S. crimes,” Khatibzadeh said, adding, “Up until today, the Biden administration has pursued exactly the path of the Trump administration.”
He also suggested that Iran will not meet with the U.S. so long as the Biden administration continues to implement the Trump administration’s pressure campaign against Iran.
“If a meeting were to take place, it would certainly have happened with Trump’s better funambulism,” Khatibzadeh noted, calling on the Biden administration to change tack, effectively implement its commitment, and then talk about being a member of the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
He also said there were no contacts between Tehran and Washington about the nuclear deal.
“We have not had and don’t have any direct or indirect contact with the United States on the JCPOA or non-JCPOA issues,” the spokesman said.
Criticizing the inaction of Europe towards their commitments under the JCPOA, the president added, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is committed to the deal and its preservation, and is the only party that has paid for it, but this cannot continue this way, and full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 by all members is essential for maintaining and reviving the JCPOA.”
- source : IRNA