Iranian FM: To show good intentions, US to remove sanctions, unfreeze funds
Biden claims to have good faith in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.
Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that US President Joe Biden claims to have good faith in the nuclear negotiations with Iran."
In an interview with Iranian TV, Amir-Abdollahian said that the "United States must prove the good intentions that it claims to have, such as unfreezing the 10 billion dollars from Iran's frozen funds or lifting the sanctions off Iranian exports, if the US wants to prove the difference between his orientations and those of Trump."
He stated that Iran doesn't just want to take pictures, it wants to guarantee its national security and supreme interests, reiterating that "We are close to reaching a nuclear agreement, but there are still some disagreements," adding that the "remaining points of contention are few, but they are important."
Some correspondence written in Vienna between Iran and the US, with Enrique Mora, the European envoy to the nuclear talks, will be discussed in Tehran, Amir-Abdollahian said, also noting that the European negotiations opposed some of the illogical demands of the US in the meetings in Vienna.
In the same context, Amir-Abdollahian said, "I told Mr. Josep Borrell [EU Commissioner for Foreign Affairs] that the messages we've received from the Americans are contradictory and do not fit the slogan of goodwill."
The Iranian foreign minister said that Iran can also make some demands in the last minute, but it won't, and "this reflects our good intentions."
Regarding the removal of the IRGC from the US terror list, the Iranian foreign minister explained that Washington has taken the first step to lift the sanctions, adding that removing the IRGc from the sanctions list is one of the most important topics discussed in Vienna.
He stressed that "If the US deals unrealistically and illogically with Iranian demands, they will bear the responsibility for the consequences of the collapse of the agreement."
Earlier today, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that Iran and world powers were very close to reaching an agreement for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal had it not been for some last minute demands which put the agreement on hold.
Two days ago, Amir-Abdollahian affirmed that if an agreement is reached in Vienna, "all parties in the region will win."