AmirAbdollahian to Maas: Language of Threats Does not Serve Vienna Talks
Iran's Foreign Minister discussed the Vienna talks with his German counterpart, calling on European countries to avoid tension-flaring statements.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein AmirAbdollahian spoke with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, via phone call on Monday, stating European countries must avoid making contentious statements regarding Iran's nuclear program.
He added that the US is the one to blame for the current status of the JCPOA due to its withdrawal from the deal, in addition to the E3 not abiding by their commitments.
AmirAbdollahian told Maas that using the language of force and threats does not serve the talks, and any inaccurate and untrue opinion may threaten current efforts in Vienna to revive the deal.
The US must guarantee it will not withdraw from the deal
Iran's Foreign Ministry had called on the US to guarantee it will not withdraw from the deal if the negotiations, which are set to resume on the 29th, succeed. The Ministry also reiterated its refusal to negotiate with global parties on regional issues.
The US, UK, France, and Germany, released a joint statement on October 30th, expressing their "grave and growing concerns" of Iran's "provocative nuclear steps."
The statement, which was released after a meeting held on the sidelines of Rome's G20 Summit, read "continued Iranian nuclear advances and obstacles to the IAEA’s work will jeopardize the possibility of a return to the JCPOA."