The only way to return to the negotiation table, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh, is to lift its oppressive measures completely and effectively and ensure that a future U.S. government honors what has been agreed.
Khatibzadeh thus responded to statements by U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan that Tehran is not ready for PIAC talks.
“The United States should know that it came out of the multilateral pact signed in 2015 and cannot take credit for positions of the rest of the signatories” (UK, France, Russia, China and Germany), he asserted.
U.S. steps, the spokesman suggested, should be aimed at removing anti-Iranian sanctions and ensuring that a next administration will not make a mockery of the world and international law.
Nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria, will resume later this month and Iran’s chief negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Kani Baqeri, will lead the mission.
These negotiations have held six rounds and have been on pause since last June because of the presidential elections in the Islamic Republic, won by Ebrahim Raeisi.
The main objective of this dialogue is to find a formula for the American return to the PIAC, which it abandoned at the behest of the then president, Donald Trump.