On 6th round of Vienna Talks, no agreement: Araqchi
Araqchi said that the US return to the nuclear agreement involves a number of technical, legal, and political challenges, noting that ending US economic terrorism against the Iranian people is a fundamental test for Washington."
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, ruled out reaching an agreement during the Vienna negotiations next week.
A new round of nuclear talks in Austria’s capital to restore Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal commenced on Saturday within the framework of the JCPOA Joint agreement between Iran and the 4+1 group.
Araqchi: "Vienna talks has nothing to do with Iran's election"
The restoration of the United States to the nuclear agreement, according to Araqchi, involves a number of technical, legal, and political challenges. He acknowledged that verifying US operations was difficult in and of itself.
After the sixth round of the joint committee meeting, the top Iranian diplomat denied that Vienna talks had anything to do with the upcoming Presidential elections in Iran.
In a related context, Araqchi addressed US Special Representative for Iran Robert Maley by saying “no need for crocodile tears when US efforts to immiserate 82 million Iranians are ongoing”.
"Economic terrorism, in the midst of an pandemic, is a crime against humanity," he stressed.
Trump is gone, but his unlawful & murderous sanctions are still there. No need for crocodile tears when US efforts to immiserate 82 million Iranians are ongoing.— Seyed Abbas Araghchi (@araghchi) June 12, 2021
Economic terrorism amid a PANDEMIC, is a crime against humanity.
Besides, the Iranian Ministry of Health said on Saturday that “200 million Corona vaccines will expire within the next week in the US and the UK, but they will throw them away and will not give them to any other countries.”
Ravanchi: "US policy of maximum pressure continues"
On his part, Iran's Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi said that the current US administration’s claim of policy change towards the JCPOA is a mere rhetoric”.
Ravanchi continued, "In practice, US policy of maximum pressure continues," noting that "ending US economic terrorism through sanctions against the Iranian people is the fundamental test for Washington."
Price: "Some progress has been made in Vienna talks"
US State Department spokesman Ned Price has lately said that some progress has been made in negotiations on reviving the Iranian nuclear agreement in Vienna.
But, he noted, “big challenges remain and it is fair to say that we are not on the cusp of any breakthrough, and there is a long road ahead of us.”
"We are dedicated to Vienna talks because we believe in the ideals of diplomacy with our friends, and we want to monitor Iran's nuclear program to prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons," he concluded.