The Islamic Republic revealed its intentions to take a break from further nuclear talks this week as the new government settles in; The delay could be several months; Amir-Abdollahian: We are not seeking to flee the negotiation table…
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian revealed this week that the Islamic Republic has decided to put a halt to further discussions regarding its return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal. According to the FM, the decision was made due to the implementation of the new government, allowing it time to determine how it will address the nuclear talks.
As first reported by The Times of Israel, Amir-Abdollahian was recording saying in an interview, “We are not seeking to flee the negotiation table and the… government considers a real negotiation is a negotiation that produces palpable results allowing the rights of the Iranian nation to be guaranteed.”
He also stated that the nuclear discussions in Vienna are “one of the questions on the foreign policy and government agenda.” However, he noted that “the other party knows full well that a process of two to three months is required for the new government to establish itself and to start taking decisions.”
Tehran has long been in violation of the nuclear deal, which led the Trump administration to formally withdraw back in 2018. Ever since, the Iranian regime has been public about its continued violations, which continue to increase weekly. The last round of nuclear talks between Iran and the international community in Vienna ultimately failed back in June.