Friday, September 30, 2022

No deal with P5+1 unless Iran demands are met: Araghchi

A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says there will be no deal with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany if Iran’s demands are not met.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said late Monday that Iran will continue the nuclear talks seriously and in good faith, but will not give up its rights.

Araghchi stated that although there is an understanding about the concerns on both sides, deep disagreements remain.

The senior diplomat added that a major persisting difficulty is agreement on a timetable for the lifting of illegal sanctions against Iran.

Araghchi also stated that the recent anti-Iranian sanctions imposed by the United States violate the Geneva Interim Deal and if repeated, Iran will respond.

On August 29, the US government announced the imposition of a new round of sanctions on 25 individuals and companies, including shipping firms, oil companies, airlines and six banks despite the fact that Iran and the six world powers are still in talks to resolve the nuclear dispute.

He added that it will only be possible to reach a nuclear agreement by the November deadline if everyone remains committed to the objective of the negotiations.

The senior Iranian negotiator said that the next round of nuclear talks will be held in New York on September 18.

He added that bilateral discussions are also scheduled to be held before and after those talks.


Last November, Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China as well as Germany signed the interim deal in Geneva which took effect on January 20 and expired six months later on July 20.

In July, Tehran and the six countries agreed to extend negotiations until November 24 after they failed to reach common ground on a number of key issues.



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