Raisi reiterated that the Islamic Republic is determined to defend its rights, he further stated that “all efforts should be made to completely lift the sanctions with the necessary guarantees in this regard.”
He remarked on the numerous reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), based on which Iran’s nuclear program is completely transparent and has never deviated from the legal path.
The president said that “the repeated accusations and insinuations against the Islamic Republic of Iran” at a time when the talks are still underway demonstrate the counterpart’s intention to politicize the dialogue process.
The Western countries “do not adhere to the requirements of a serious and real negotiation”, Raisi said, while reiterating that “a lasting agreement requires the lifting of sanctions and the unconditional abandonment of unfounded claims”.
The new round of talks in Doha (capital of Qatar) on the lifting of sanctions imposed on Iran and the reactivation of the 2015 nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), ended last Wednesday.
That round resumed after a three-month break, and was attended by Persian and U.S. representatives, for indirect dialogue, mediated by the Deputy Secretary General of the European Union’s External Action Service, Enrique Mora.
Then on Thursday, Iran assured the United Nations that the final decision was in Washington’s hands to reactivate PIAC.