Khatibzadeh: “Israel” Tries to "Poison" Negotiations in Vienna
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh commented on “Israel’s” false news by saying it is designed to poison Vienna talks.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Wednesday that “Israel” has been trying to "poison" the negotiation process in Vienna on the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by spreading false news about Iran.
Following the launch of a new round of Vienna negotiations, Khatibzadeh tweeted: "The Israeli regime, whose existence relies on tension, is at it again, trumpeting lies to poison Vienna talks. All parties in the room now face a test of their independence & political will to carry out the job — irrespective of the fake news designed to destroy prospects for success."
The seventh round of talks on the Iranian nuclear deal and the lifting of US sanctions on Tehran resumed in Vienna on Monday. At the same time, several media outlets reported that “Israel” shared intelligence with the United States and several European allies that Iran is allegedly taking actions to enrich uranium to 90%.
“Israel” is at a weak starting point
Before the resumption of nuclear talks in Vienna, "Israel" is asking the major powers to condition the continuation of talks with Iran, the Israeli Kan channel has lately reported.
A European source told Kan, "Every day the negotiations with Iran pass, the matter becomes more complicated, and so is the possibility of reaching an agreement."
The report added that "'Israel' is making diplomatic efforts not only to prevent a return to a nuclear agreement but also not to return to an interim agreement."
For his part, the former head of the Military Intelligence Division, Amos Yadlin, said, "Iran is highly confident of itself and its demands are very overreaching, and if the Americans do not make additional concessions, the path is heading to crisis or an explosion."
Yadlin stressed that "'Israel' is at a weak starting point in preparation for these talks, because whether an agreement is reached or not –'Israel's' maneuvering ability is diminishing, especially because of the US strategy based on less for less."