Iran and the United States will hold indirect talks in Vienna today, with the aim of making the two countries fully respect the 2015 nuclear agreement proposed by Washington three years ago.
In response to the U.S. withdrawal from the 2018 agreement and the re-imposition of sanctions that severely damaged Iran’s economy, Iran has consistently exceeded the limits of the nuclear program agreement. Tehran, the Iranian capital, refuses to engage in “direct and indirect negotiations” with long-term enemies. Washington said on Monday that it hopes to restore the agreement through indirect negotiations will be difficult.
The Iranian spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Khatib Zaha said: “The other parties to the agreement are doing business. The place and method of their negotiations with the United States still depends on them. The Iranian delegation in Vienna will not hold any talks with the United States. At any level”.
An Iranian source told Reuters: “Our plan during the meeting is to lift all sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran… As our top leader has repeatedly stated, we do not accept any other sanctions than Tehran.”
The words of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are the last words in all national affairs, and he opposes the gradual relaxation of sanctions.
The administration of President Joe Biden wants to restore the agreement, but says it needs to negotiate.