TEHRAN (Iran News) – As the Vienna talks on the fate of rejoin of the U.S. to the JCPOA ended and all delegations returned their homes for making their decisions in their governments, some reports claim that the U.S. Administration does not want to remove all sanctions and it is just focusing on partial removal of sanctions and it is against what the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has set as the redline for the negotiating team and they should be fully aware of the tricks and the game which is played by the Western side, especially by the U.S.
The reports show that the Biden Administration does not have enough courage to remove all sanctions or it actually does not want to remove under the pressure from the Zionist lobby and it seeks purchasing time and slows down Iran’s nuclear program by resorting to talks and void promises.
Some American media outlets on Wednesday quoted a U.S. official as saying, ”We have provided Iran with a number of examples of the kind of sanctions that we believe we would need to lift in order to come back into compliance and the sanctions that we believe we would not need to lift.”
The official added that the U.S., through intermediaries, presented Iran with three baskets of sanctions: those it is prepared to lift, those it is not prepared to lift and those that will require further study to determine if they are in fact appropriate for relief under the nuclear deal.
The third category constitutes “difficult cases”, including sanctions the Trump administration appeared to reimpose “purely for the purpose of preventing” Biden from re-entering the deal, the official said.
It seems as it was predicted, the Americans are to prolong the talks and gradually increase the pressure on the Iranian negotiating team to bow down to their demands on talks about region and missile program issues.
The team should not this time violate the redlines set by the Supreme Leader to avoid repetition of the same mistake committed in 2015.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Thursday said, “There is some disagreement on significant issues, like lifting of all sanctions and the fact-finding procedures but parties involved in the talks have shown sufficient will to make progress.”
He stressed that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been negotiated only for one time and the current talks are focusing just on its text.
He also says there will be no guarantee that a future administration would necessarily stick to a revived Iran nuclear deal, which was abandoned in bad faith by the former administration of Donald Trump in May 2018.
Meanwhile on Thursday an American author and political commentator said, “The people who are ruling the United States “will not lift Iran sanctions anytime soon” because “they have no compassion, no global vision for peace.”
“They are imperialists and death merchants and the profiteers of destruction,” John Steppling told Press TV in an interview on Thursday.
When asked why the Biden administration is following the Trump administration’s foreign policy on Iran, Steppling said, “One has to take a wider and longer view of these questions. Iran has been signatory, willingly, to the non-proliferation treaty. Israel has something like 200 nuclear warheads and is signatory to no international treaties. All observer groups, the IAEA, and even US intelligence knows that Iran dismantled anything that could be used to build nuclear weapons. So, this is all sort of theatre at this point.”
The analyst called the sanctions against Iran “a dog and pony show by Washington for domestic and to some degree European consumption.”
He made the remarks after Congressional Republicans on Wednesday introduced legislation containing the “largest package” of sanctions against Iran to prevent the Joe Biden administration from potentially removing the sanctions that Washington re-imposed against Tehran when it left a landmark nuclear agreement in 2018.
The legislation, dubbed the Maximum Pressure Act and unveiled, has been described by the Congressional Republicans as the largest package of Iran sanctions in history, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
So Iran should continue its nuclear program regardless of the talks because it seems the talks would be just buying time for the West in order to slow down Iran’s nuclear activity and gradual return of the U.S. to the JCPOA without any considerable results for Iran.
Russia’s representative Mikhail Ulyanov said last week after a meeting of the deal’s so-called Joint Commission of senior officials from France, Germany, Britain, China and Iran that they had noted “with satisfaction the progress in negotiations to restore the nuclear deal”.
Iranians have reiterated that they would return to their JCPOA obligations if they enjoy full economic benefits and all sanctions even under different names are removed by the U.S. and it seems a hard job for the U.S. Administration under the domestic and Zionist pressures. As Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh reiterated, no temporary agreement will be on the agenda and the West should once and for all decide the fate of the JCPOA either it remains committed to it or not.
So Iranians should rely more on their capabilities and not pin hopes on the Wes any longer because any deal with them can be easily broken under different pretexts and any government in the U.S. and each time Iranians will suffer because of their optimism on the talks and the West’s false promises unless they stand on their own feet and decide their own fate.