Asia (bbabo.net), - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said that Iran will not agree to the resumption of nuclear talks with the West under pressure or threat. This was reported by the news portal Middle East Monitor on December 5.
“Iran remains committed to the negotiation process and seeks to resolve it, but it will not negotiate based on the need for negotiations,” Kanaani said.
An Iranian diplomat said that Tehran is complying with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and that Washington withdrew from the agreement and violated the terms of the nuclear deal.
Recall that former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew Washington from the agreement in 2018 and reimposed sanctions against Iran, prompting Tehran to retaliate. Kanaani stressed that nuclear talks are not a priority for the US. Earlier, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the United States does not need negotiations at all, and they are only interested in "imposing eternal tribute" on Iran. US Iran Representative Robert Malley noted that the United States does not see the point in continuing to focus on reaching an agreement with Iran to renew the JCPOA, and intends to focus on other issues:
"What's the point? Why should we focus on this if Iran is coming back with demands that are unacceptable? For now, we're not going to focus on the nuclear deal because we can't keep going back and letting ourselves be played."
As reported by bbabo.net, indirect talks between Iran and the US to restart the nuclear deal have stalled since August. One of the sticking points was Iran's demand that the IAEA stop investigating traces of uranium found at three undeclared nuclear facilities in Iran. In September, in a joint statement by France, Britain and Germany, Iran was criticized for its demand to close the investigation, accusing it of "jeopardizing" the negotiations. The head of Iranian diplomacy, Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, called the IAEA resolution against Tehran unconstructive, warning that the Iranians would retaliate against this political measure. While Iranian officials do not rule out a resumption of negotiations, President Ibrahim Raisi said during his visit to New York in September that Tehran "has found a path that does not depend on any agreements."