TEHRAN (Iran News) –For more than a decade, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been busy with settling its peaceful nuclear issue with world powers and it seems this story does not want to end and everyday a new pretext or bully is raised by the Western countries and especially in recent months through European countries, remaining in the nuclear deal which has been signed in 2015 and has been actually useless especially from the moment former U.S. President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal.
Since the day new government in Iran took office, the talks have been resumed for revival of this almost one-sided agreement for return of the U.S. to it under their current President Joe Biden Administration but it seems the talks are reaching a deadlock because of the Zionist regime’s influence and lack of independence of 3 European signatories of the JCPOA.
Every day the Western signatories raise some claim and demand which creates hurdle in way of revival of the deal and it is natural that Iran rejects them because Iran will not retreat from its rights and logical demands and therefore Western sides resort to threat for increasing pressure on Tehran to bring it to the negotiation table to sign what the West demands.
On Friday the Western side issued a statement and warned Iran and urged Iran to bow down to their excessive demands
Reacting to this statement, Iran slammed the latest “unconstructive and ill-considered” statement issued by the three European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the E3 must accept the consequences if it continues to follow Israel’s lead.
“It is regrettable that by [issuing] such an ill-considered statement, the three European countries (France, Britain and Germany) have followed in the footsteps of the Zionist regime down a path that will lead to the failure of negotiations,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said.
“It is obvious that if such an approach continues, the E3 should also accept responsibility for its consequences,” he added.
Kanaani warned the European trio against being swayed by third parties who have been against the negotiations and are now making their utmost effort to derail the talks.
He emphasized that at a time that diplomatic efforts and interactions are underway between the negotiating parties and the coordinator of the talks to revive the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), it is surprising that the E3 has issued such a statement regardless of a result-oriented approach sought in the negotiations.
The Iranian spokesperson once again reaffirmed the country’s goodwill and serious intention to reach a final agreement on the removal of sanctions and said the negotiating sides have managed to achieve success at several junctures because of the Islamic Republic’s initiatives and plans.
Pointing to the E3’s inaction in recent months and its politically-motivated move to propose a resolution against Iran, which was passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors in June, the official advised the three countries “to play a more active role in providing a solution to end a few remaining points of disagreement instead of entering the phase of destroying the diplomatic process.”
Kanaani said Iran, as a responsible signatory of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has had constructive cooperation with the IAEA and once again stressed the importance of avoiding politically-motivated moves and leveling baseless accusations against the Islamic Republic.
“It is unfortunate that European countries, on the one hand, fully support a regime that has hundreds of nuclear warheads and does not adhere to any of international non-proliferation mechanisms, and on the other hand, opposes the completely peaceful nuclear program of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has been under the most extensive [IAEA] inspections,” the spokesman added.
He advised the Europeans to make up for their failure to fulfill their obligations vis-à-vis the Iranian nation and to avoid the language of threat.
“The U.S.’ maximum failure in the maximum pressure campaign should be a lesson for all parties who unwittingly think that threats and sanctions can prevent the Iranian people from pursuing their maximum rights and securing their interests,” Kan’ani said.
He once again expressed Iran’s readiness to finalize an agreement on the JCPOA revival and said if there is the necessary will and resistance to foreign pressure, it is possible to reach an agreement quickly.
In a press release on Saturday, France, Britain and Germany raised serious doubts as to Iran’s intentions and commitment to a successful outcome on the JCPOA, claiming that Tehran’s position contradicts its legally binding obligations and jeopardizes prospects of restoring the nuclear deal.
The European trio said they have “negotiated with Iran, in good faith, since April 2021, to restore and fully implement” the JCPOA, along with other participants to the deal and the United States.
The interesting point is that the U.S. has withdrawn from the deal and EU has not observed its obligations regarding the JCPOA but they try to censure or blame Tehran for the current chaos rather than blaming the main culprit of this chaos, the U.S.
The West should know this that Tehran will not retreat from its redlines and its rights, and the West is better not to waste its time for threatening Tehran because the Islamic Republic is determined to defend its logical rights and President Raisi’s government unlike President Hassan Rouhani’s government is not to retreat even one inch from the nation’s right and now the ball is in the West’s court whether to accept Iran’s logical rights or wait to see Iran progress for producing more enriched uranium and advancing its nuclear program.