TEHRAN (Iran News) – As November 29 is approaching and the world is getting ready for resumption of talks on Iran’s nuclear issue and revival of the JCPOA, there are different voices on the talks which are to be resumed in Vienna.
Since the U.S. withdrawal of the JCPOA and its breaching of international commitments especially regarding the JCPOA, the Islamic Republic of Iran has resumed its nuclear activities based on its commitments and has put aside its voluntary commitments and this move has angered the West but despite breaching the commitment by the U.S., the West is trying to blame Iran and has tried to increase the pressure on Tehran to return to the point where it was in 2015 while the West does not want to return to that point and fulfilling its promises to lift sanctions.
But the Islamic Republic of Iran is now in a new era where it has a revolutionary president which pursues the ideals of the Islamic Republic and is not ready to bow to the pressures and bullies, and he is not ready to give any concession to the West to please it.
As the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran has defined the policy of the country for talks on the nuclear issue and set the red-line, the country will only accept the deal when all sanctions are removed and be verified because the country has a bitter experience from the past and the 2015 deal as the U.S. withdrew from it unilaterally and other Western signatories followed their boss in continuing sanctions on Tehran.
Now the Islamic Republic of Iran is to send a new negotiating team to Vienna to fight for the country’s interests and not for the personal interests.
Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says there is consensus among the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world countries about the United States’ culpability in the current situation that surrounds the deal.
So this is one part of the story to blame the culprit but the main part of the story is to lift the sanctions and without lifting sanctions no deal will be possible. This time the negotiating team is vigilant and will not be fooled by the Western side and they will sign a deal to meet all of Iran’s demands.
“And some [other] parties contributed to creation of the unacceptable current situation through their irresponsible behavior and silence in the face of the US’s excessive demands,” Amir-Abdollahian added.
He was referring to refusal by the UK, France, and Germany–the US’s allies in the deal–to defy the sanctions after Washington initiated its violations.
“The new Iranian government is practical and result-oriented. We have shared our views with the parties to the negotiations and are prepared for arriving at a good agreement,” the Iranian foreign minister said.
“This [however] requires that all the negotiating parties return to their obligations,” he added.
Meanwhile Iran’s top negotiator in talks aimed at removing U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran says ensuring effective removal of sanctions is the main priority of the upcoming talks in the Austrian capital.
He said, “The effective removal of the illegal US sanctions is a necessity and the main priority of the upcoming negotiations.”
The Iranian chief negotiator emphasizes that the removal of all sanctions, which have been imposed on Tehran in violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and an end to measures, which are inconsistent with UN Security Council Resolution 2231, in a verifiable way that would help Iran enjoy the economic and trade benefits of the landmark deal are “necessary conditions” for the Vienna talks to succeed.
So the Islamic Republic of Iran’s policy and position is crystal clear and if the West and the U.S. want to get a positive result from talks in Vienna, they should put aside the cruel sanctions against Tehran because Tehran is very determined on this condition and it is only ready to talk on nuclear issue and not adding other issues to the talks like the missile program.
If the West accepts Iran’s condition, the talks may have some results otherwise it will be waste of time and energy and Tehran government should not tie all activities to the JCPOA like what the former government did and made the national economy conditional. The JCPOA was and is a test for observance of the international commitments that the West so far has failed in doing it.
The West should know this point that it is facing a tough and revolutionary government ahead of it and it is better to stop bullying and continuing its excessive demand because the era of bully and excessive demand is over or at least regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran is over.