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| 19 June 2021, Saturday | النسخة العربية

Iran: We will not negotiate with Biden about the missile system and the region

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs and chief negotiator on the nuclear file, Abbas Araghchi, said  that his country will not negotiate with US President Joe Biden regarding the missile system and the region, pointing out that his country is studying a European proposal to hold a 4 + 1 meeting in the presence of the United States and Iran.

Araghchi added in statements published by “Fars News”: “If we wanted to negotiate over missiles and the region, it would have been possible to negotiate with Trump himself.” “.

The Iranian official claimed that “the nuclear agreement would have ended had it not been for Tehran’s commitment to it,” explaining: “This nuclear agreement had an economic and political value, and we lost the economic benefits, while the political benefits are still there.”

The Iranian official claimed that “the nuclear agreement would have ended had it not been for Tehran’s commitment to it,” explaining: “This nuclear agreement had an economic and political value, and we lost the economic benefits, while the political benefits are still there.”

Regarding Tehran’s decision to suspend work on the additional protocol, next Tuesday, Araghchi said: “The application of the parliamentary law does not mean leaving the nuclear agreement, but as of February 23, a new situation will emerge between us and the International Atomic Energy Agency.Inspections will be reduced about 20 to 30% but it will  not disappear. ”

He continued: “The United States must lift all sanctions, and if it does so, we will return to the agreement, but on condition that it includes all sanctions related to the nuclear file, Trump’s new sanctions, and sanctions whose titles have changed only apparently.”

The Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, arrived in Tehran on Saturday evening to persuade Iranian officials to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, as Iran continues to reduce its nuclear commitments.