Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi warned that the Islamic Republic will withdraw in case that the dialogue is an attrition.
The diplomat ruled out the solution of a staged plan to lift sanctions imposed by the United States to Iran.
Tehran’s position on that project is clear, he added, the United States must eliminate the coercive measures, we will verify it and then we will return to the JCPOA commitments, he emphasized.
Iran and the rest of the signatories of the nuclear deal (the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China plus Germany) carry out negotiations in Vienna, with the aim of saving the pact, from which the United States withdrew in May 2018.
At the request of then US President Donald Trump, Washington withdrew from the deal and reimposed punitive measures to Iran, whose authorities responded with cuts in their obligations to the multilateral treaty.
At the negotiation table in Vienna, the central issue, from the Iranian perspective, includes the full integration of the United States to what was sealed in the 2015 original deal, that is, lifting sanctions and ending the siege on Iran.