Marandi to Al Mayadeen: Doha talks didn't fail, will continue
Advisor to the Iranian negotiating team, Seyed Mohammad Marandi, stresses in an interview for Al Mayadeen that the Americans must guarantee sanctions will be lifted.
Advisor to the Iranian negotiating team, Seyed Mohammad Marandi, said that "there was never any expectation that these negotiations would culminate in an agreement over a couple of days."
In an interview for Al Mayadeen, Marandi added that Tehran does not take US officials' media statements seriously, noting that the Americans should provide the guarantees that Iran demands to confirm that "history is not repeated."
He added that "Iran doesn't expect anything more, but it won't expect anything less", stressing that "there has been movement on the American side."
Advisor to Iranian delegation in #ViennaTalks, Mohammad Marandi to #AlMayadeen: The #American side has shifted ground, but they still have to take a few more steps for the #Iranians to feel assured.#JCPOA#Iran @s_m_marandi pic.twitter.com/B6jAue1S59— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) June 29, 2022
Marandi explained that the Europeans today are more interested in Iran because they are in need of its oil, due to the war in Ukraine, stressing the necessity of lifting sanctions so that Iran can implement the nuclear agreement again. He also stressed that the negotiations in Doha did not fail and will continue.
The top advisor considered that "the Americans will have to make some decisions; they have already moved and changed their position in the past few months," adding, "We don't know what will happen in Washington."
"Biden is under a lot of pressure at home ... and so are the Europeans because of the energy crisis," Marandi stated.
Advisor to #Iranian delegation in #ViennaTalks, Mohammad Marandi to #AlMayadeen: Let's not take the rhetoric coming from #Washington or the Israeli regime too seriously regarding the negotiations.#JCPOA#Iran @s_m_marandi pic.twitter.com/gCGeCmHY5G— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) June 29, 2022
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, said that during the negotiation process to lift the embargo, "Iran presented views and practical proposals on the remaining issues, and the other side also submitted its observations," noting that Iran's chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and European coordinator for nuclear negotiations, Enrique Mora, will be in contact during the next stage of the negotiations.
۱- در ادامه روند مذاکرات رفع تحریمها، گفتگوهای فشردهای طی روزهای سهشنبه و چهارشنبه با وساطت انریکه مورا در دوحه برگزار شد. نظرات و پیشنهادهای عملیاتی ایران درباره موارد باقیمانده طرح شد و طرف مقابل نیز ملاحظات خود را ارائه کرد. pic.twitter.com/HhBzrixTWf— IR FM Spokesperson (@IRIMFA_SPOX) June 29, 2022
Earlier, the European Union announced that the indirect talks between Iran and the United States, which took place over two days in Doha, did not achieve the expected progress.
On his part, European Coordinator for Nuclear Negotiations, Enrique Mora, said there was no progress like the EU team had hoped for.