Khatibzadeh: US "Options" Already Tested and Failed
Iran's Foreign Minister Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said that threats have never worked against Iran, noting that the US has already tested the catastrophic defeats resulting from its options.
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Saeed Khatibzadeh, tweeted, "Threats have never worked against Iran."
Khatibzadeh added that the "US 'options' have already been tested in our region," adding that the "resulting catastrophic US defeats and the mess left for others to address are evident for all to see."
He also advised the US to embrace the lessons, considering that it is the main culprit behind the current state of the nuclear deal.
Threats have never worked against Iran.— Saeed Khatibzadeh | سعید خطیبزاده (@SKhatibzadeh) November 2, 2021
The supposed US "options" have already been tested in our region. Resulting catastrophic US defeats & the mess left for others to address are evident for all to see.
As main culprit behind current state of JCPOA, US should embrace lessons pic.twitter.com/KgTaWWMlJM
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein AmirAbdollahian said earlier today that the White House is calling for negotiations with Iran "and claims to be ready to return to the JCPOA. Yet, it simultaneously imposes new sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities."
The purpose of negotiations is not talking for the sake of talking, but to achieve tangible results on the basis of respect for mutual interests.— H.Amirabdollahian امیرعبداللهیان (@Amirabdolahian) November 2, 2021
The P4+1 should be ready for negotiations based on mutual interests & rights. 2/2
Blinken: All options are on the table
Moreover, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed on October 31 doubts about Iran’s desire to return to talks on its nuclear program, stressing that “all options are on the table” for Washington in this regard.
Blinken stressed in a statement to CNN on Sunday the importance of the meeting held by US President Joe Biden in Rome yesterday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, pointing out that the four countries are once again in full agreement on the issue of returning Tehran to full compliance with the agreement concluded in 2015 and actively dealing in this regard with Russia and China.
US-E3 joint statement on Iran
Last Saturday, the US and E3 released a joint statement following a meeting held on the sidelines of the G20 to discuss Iran.
The statement read that "continued Iranian nuclear advances and obstacles to the IAEA’s work will jeopardize the possibility of a return to the JCPOA."
Moreover, last Friday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry declared that the new US sanctions imposed on Iran's military drone program contradict Washington's claims that it is seeking to return to the nuclear agreement.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh stated that "the completely contradictory behavior of the White House" is apparent through its proclamations of intentions to return to the nuclear agreement while proceeding to impose further sanctions.