Iran will not negotiate with US, E3 under pressure, threats: Kanaani
The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson says Tehran has been committed to the JCPOA and fulfilled its commitments under the deal.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani touched on Monday on the revival of the Iranian nuclear talks, formerly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
In his weekly press brief, Kanaani stressed that Iran is not willing to negotiate with the United States and the E3 (France, Germany, and the UK) or make concessions under pressure and threats.
"The American officials know that Iran is not ready to negotiate and give concessions under pressure and threats. (Reaching) an agreement has its own logic and Iran's stance towards the JCPOA talks is quite clear," the Iranian diplomat stressed.
He pointed out that Tehran has been committed to the JCPOA and fulfilled its commitments under the deal, noting that it was Washington that pulled out of the deal in 2018.
Kanaani said France, Germany, and Italy did not fulfill their obligations and compensate for the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, adding that reaching an agreement is possible in the shortest time.
A high-ranking Russian diplomatic source told Sputnik on Sunday that "US colleagues just lack the political will to make the final step on reaching an agreement on this matter. We hope that they will stop muddying waters, pull themselves together and follow through on the revival of the nuclear deal."
Commenting on the recent developments in Iran, the Iranian Spokesperson stressed that "any misuse of Iran's internal developments to exert political pressure against our country is condemned and unacceptable."
He highlighted that throughout history, some member states of the UN Security Council and the human rights bodies have committed countless crimes against independent governments and nations and are now using human rights as a tool to exert pressure.
Regarding the Saudi-Iranian talks, Kanaani said Iran considers that the improvement of relations between Riyadh and Tehran is in the interest of the two sides and the region, pointing out that the Iraqi government has made constructive efforts regarding the talks.