Jan 8, 2022, 12:15 PM
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Why are Vienna talks progressing slowly?

Vienna, IRNA – The Vienna talks for revival of the 2015 nuclear deal and removal of anti-Iran sanctions are in sensitive phases, as the negotiations are progressing slowly but cautiously; because Iranians have experienced disloyalty from the West, Tehran cannot believe in Western promises easily and fast.

According to IRNA correspondent in Vienna, Austria, the current rounds of nuclear talks are marred by suspicion. The Western parties involved in the Vienna talks accused Iranians of ignoring seven resolutions issued by the UN Security Council on nuclear activities of the Islamic Republic, while they neglect the fact that the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May 2018 and re-imposed illegal sanctions on Iran and that the European sides also refused to keep up their end of bargain and allow Tehran to gain financial profit from implementing its commitments under the nuclear deal.

In the next year after the Trump administration pulled out of the JCPOA and the Europeans did nothing tangible to comply with the agreement, Iran scaled back from its commitments as a retaliatory move; however, the Iranians did the job in accordance with the deal's contents and continued being under supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Now, the West attempts to play a blame game and propagate against the Islamic Republic in order to put more pressure on Iranian negotiating team in Vienna to accept their excessive demands; this is while world public opinion is well aware that former US president Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the JCPOA should be considered as disloyalty and violation of the internationally verified nuclear deal.

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani warned that the West does not seek to implement the nuclear deal, but they want to declare an agreement to appease public opinion and then they would try to find a way to dodge implementation of the consensus.

The Western powers are expected to pay the  price for their disloyalty to their commitments under the deal, the Iranian negotiator said, adding that this will help Iranians be sure that the future agreement will be implemented fully and faithfully.

The West should be aware that Iran cannot wait for them forever. Moreover, they are expected to adopt constructive attitude and stop trying to squeeze concessions from Iranians by the use of maximum pressure.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on January 6 that the Islamic Republic demands assurances that the other side will not impose new sanctions and will not re-impose lifted embargo in the future.


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