TEHRAN -- Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian on Thursday expressed Iran’s readiness for the conclusion of talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), while calling on the United States to “stop double dealing” and show genuine will amid stalled negotiations in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
In a series of tweets, the minister made the comments after exchanging views with the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in a phone call regarding the fate of the stalled JCPOA talks in Vienna.
“In constructive convo with @JosepBorrellF, discussed messages exchanged on Vienna Talks and re-emphasized Iran’s absolute readiness to conclude negotiations ASAP. The US must stop double-dealing. Genuine will is needed. We remain fully committed to secure rights of our people,” Amir-Abdollahian wrote.
The talks to salvage the agreement kicked off in the Austrian capital in April last year, with the intention of examining Washington’s seriousness in rejoining the deal and removing anti-Iran sanctions.
Despite notable progress, the U.S. indecisiveness and procrastination caused multiple interruptions in the marathon talks.
Also in his tweets on, Amir-Abdollahian once again dismissed Western claims of Iran’s delivery of weapons and drones to Russia to be used against Ukraine.
The top Iranian diplomat also rejected “hypocritical” statements by the U.S. and some of its European allies regarding alleged abuse of human rights during the recent riots.
“Also reiterated our crystal clear position on Ukraine: war is not the solution. Accusations are fabricated & unsubstantiated. Addressing hypocritical EU3/U,S. statements on human rights in Iran, strongly rejected any foreign interference. Iran is anchor of stability in the region,” Amir-Abdollahian noted.