Feb 20, 2022, 2:42 PM
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Vienna talks: Steps left for Washington yet to take

Vienna, IRNA – All participants in the talks to remove sanctions against Iran have acknowledged that a final deal is available, but the United States’ refusal to accept the requirements of a credible and lasting deal has obscured the fate of negotiations.

There are still few issues unsolved in the negotiations held between Iran and the P4+1, namely China, France, Germany, Russia and the UK, and the negotiating teams still have to work on.

The issue of assurances is one of the main topics that Iran insists on its implementation due to the previous experience in the case of the JCPOA, when the US spoiled it by illegal behavior and the European participants remained inactive.

Another issue is that Iran demands removing all sanctions at once, whether those resumed after the US withdrew from the deal or those imposed during the Trump era. However, the US accepts to remove only those sanctions that are inconsistent with the JCPOA.

This has made a challenge in the negotiations, as Iran wants the Trump administration’s going overboard to be addressed within these negotiations.

Iran’s commitments are crystal clear, but the other party neither accepts to compensate for the illegal actions taken by the previous US administration nor does it give assurances that it will keep implementing the deal even if the administration changes in the country.

Iran seeks a good deal that requires realistic view, avoiding excessive demands and taking into consideration the experiences of the past four years.

In the meantime, some Western media have published reports claiming they had gained access to a copy of the deal’s text agreed by the western powers, as well as Russia and China.

But the fact is that there two drafts on the table: one is offered by the West and the other is Iran’s proposal. These drafts have been discussed during the last one month.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has recently said that Iran would absolutely reject any deal if it has to choose between having no deal and violating the Iranian people’s interests.


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