Iran: Any Agreement in Vienna Should Guarantee Other Sides’ Return to N. Deal Undertakings
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian in a phone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that any agreement made during the Vienna talks should guarantee implementation of the other sides’ undertakings based on the nuclear deal.
Such an agreement has to ensure that "the opposite side would return to its complete obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)", Amir Abdollahian said during the phone talks on Monday.
If the Western allies resumed their obligations, "Iran too will stop its remedial measures," the Iranian top diplomat added.
"Despite the US and the European trio's non-commitment and inaction, Iran has entered the Vienna talks in good faith and with seriousness, and is striving towards realization of a good agreement," he added.
Amir Abdollahian also noted that a good agreement that could be hammered out in Vienna had to be "effectively verifiable" too.
Guterres, for his part, welcomed resumption of the negotiations, and expressed support on the part of the world body for the JCPOA's revival.
He expressed the hope that the talks would bear fruit, and considered Iran's demand for verifiable removal of the sanctions to be rational.
The US left the JCPOA in 2018, and returned the inhumane and illegal sanctions that the deal had lifted. Britain, France, and Germany were quick to bow under Washington's pressure and start to toe the sanction line closely.
In 2019, and after a year of strategic patients, Iran began a set of nuclear countermeasures that went beyond the country's obligations under the JCPOA. Iran's countermeasures fit well within the JCPOA's provisions that allow any given signatory to retaliate for others' non-commitment.
Earlier on Monday, the Austrian capital started to host a seventh round of talks between Iran and the JCPOA's remaining signatories with the aim of examining the potential of the sanctions removal.