TEHRAN (Iran News) – The top Iranian nuclear negotiator says there are serious doubts about the real will of the US to fulfill its obligations under the Iran nuclear deal.
Ali Baqeri Kani, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and the country’s nuclear negotiator made the remark on Thursday, in a meeting with Enrique Mora the European Union coordinator of nuclear talks, in Tehran.
Baqeri also criticized the inaction of the European parties in fulfilling their obligations under the Iran nuclear deal and stressed the need for them to act responsibly.
He emphasized that Iran has always proved to be a responsible player in the international arena, while the behavior of the other side shows that it is far from being a responsible player.
Baqeri added that the side showing more responsibility is closer to the negotiating table.
Referring to the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Baqeri noted that achieving tangible results is important for Iran. He said Tehran is always ready for serious negotiations that result in a practical agreement and not merely a paper agreement.
Enrique Mora also explained his task as the EU Coordinator, announcing his readiness to cooperate with Iran and other parties in order to continue negotiations to achieve a result acceptable to all parties.
In the end, the two sides agreed that the consultations between them on issues of mutual interest would continue in the coming days in Brussels.
Bilateral relations, regional issues, including developments in Afghanistan and Yemen, as well as talks on lifting sanctions on Iran, were also discussed in the meeting between the Iranian and EU officials.
Meanwhile Baqeri said on Wednesday that he would host European Union deputy foreign policy Chief Mora on Thursday. Following the recent regional and international discussions, I will host EU’s deputy foreign policy chief Mr. Mora, Baqeri-Kani wrote in a tweet.
He said that the two would exchange views on bilateral and regional issues, including Afghanistan, as well as negotiations to lift cruel sanctions.
Meanwhile on Friday Spokesman of EU foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell said he is waiting on responses from Washington and Tehran before calling a meeting of negotiators on the Iranian nuclear deal.
“We are awaiting the Iranians’ response,” spokesman Peter Stano said. “A meeting will be called if all parties are in agreement and are all ready,” he said. “There is an urgent need to resume discussions very soon.”
Borrell is in Washington, where he is meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken over the Iranian nuclear accord.
The meetings are part of a push to resume talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
EU chief negotiator Mora, who coordinated the 2015 deal that granted Iran sanctions relief in return for curbs on its nuclear activities, is currently in Iran underlining the “urgency of resuming discussions