Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that if the US lifts the sanctions and changes its current stance, they can sit at the negotiating table.
“If the sanctions are lifted and the US changes its stance, then we can start negotiations. Iran’s financial assets have been blocked in South Korea and Japan due to US policy. This approach should change.” said.
Saying that Europeans need US approval to make a decision, Zarif said, “Europeans have not fulfilled their commitments in the nuclear deal, although their governments talk about the agreement, their companies follow the word of the United States.” used the expressions.
“We expect action, not words”
After the Washington administration’s return to the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan, Zarif must make a commitment to cover Iran’s losses and not to repeat the same thing again.
“We expect action from the US, not words. But the real problem is that Joe Biden is driving Trump’s policy, not Obama’s.”
Nuclear deal process
An agreement was signed between Iran and the 5 + 1 countries in 2015 to regulate and control Tehran’s nuclear activities.
On May 8, 2018, during the presidency of Donald Trump, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the agreement and started to apply sanctions against Iran again.
In response to the sanctions, Iran gradually started to stop its commitments in the agreement on May 8, 2019, and on January 5, 2020, it completely stopped its commitments in the agreement and took a series of steps, including a high level of uranium enrichment.
The Joe Biden administration, who took office in the USA, announced that they would return to the agreement if Tehran fulfills its commitments in the agreement. Iran, on the other hand, stated that the US should return to the agreement and lift the sanctions as the party withdrawing from the agreement.
Washington wants to negotiate about Iran’s ballistic missiles and interventions in the region, although the Tehran administration insists that the US return to the nuclear deal and implement the deal as it is.