Securing Iran’s full economic benefits is main reason for halt in Vienna talks: FM

The Americans know very well what to do if they wanted to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said, adding that the main reason for the current suspension in the Vienna talks to revive the deal is to secure Iran’s full economic benefit.

Speaking in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Zurich, Switzerland, on Thursday, Amirabdollahian said that the Zionists make a lot of fabrications regarding Iran’s nuclear issue, but the American know very well what to do if they wanted to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), informally known as Iran nuclear deal.

We have repeatedly announced that atomic bomb has no place in Iran’s foreign policy and doctrines, the foreign minister noted, adding that the United Nations nuclear watchdog has announced time and again that Iran wasn’t pursuing nuclear weapons.

We are now in a point that if the American side makes decision realistically, a deal is within reach, but the Zionist don’t want a deal in Vienna, he said.

Interviewed by well-known CNN host Fareed Zakaria, Amirabdollahian brought up the question that why the US’ IRGC designation, which is basically an issue beyond the JCPOA, has been critical for Iran in reaching an agreement.

To speak honestly, Iran’s top diplomat said, Iran’s economic demands in line with global trade have stalled the talks in Vienna and this shouldn’t be reduced to one subject.

The IRGC designation is in fact a secondary issue, as said by the foreign minister who also added that this has been exaggerated by the Israeli lobby.

Iran has different options on the table if US President Joe Biden fails to take measure in line with a good, sustainable deal, he noted, adding that the Zionists have taken the US foreign policy hostage.

Amirabdollahian also talked about Iran-Saudi Arabia rapprochement talks, saying Iran has always kept the doors ajar so that Riyadh could resume normal ties with Iran whenever they wanted.

He said that Iran and Saudi Arabia have recently had good progress and have even agreed to hold a meeting at foreign ministry officials or foreign minister level in a third country.

On the war in Yemen, the foreign minister said that all Yemeni sides should have their share in the future of the country, adding that the ceasefire should endure and the blockade should be removed.

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