At the end of a meeting between the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Yavad Zarif, and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, the Iranian representative reiterated Tehran’s commitment to return to the pact if Washington’s coercive measures go away.
Zarif warned the United States that sabotage and sanctions will not bring any leverage to the White House in the talks to revive the nuclear deal.
‘Those acts will only make the situation more difficult,’ Zarif stressed, alluding to an incident that occurred last Sunday at the Natanz nuclear plant, 250 kilometers south of the capital.
Regarding the economic and political pressures imposed on Iran since the triumph of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the diplomat considered that Washington should understand that neither sanctions nor threats work with Iran.
In the opinion of the Foreign Minister of Iran, the maximum pressure policy of the government of President Donald Trump resulted in failure and the Islamic Republic emerged with greater force.
In his words, At the beginning of Trump’s term, Iran had first-generation IR1 centrifuges, and today, it has the IR6s, much more advanced, efficient and fast.