News ID: 90276
Publish Date : 16 May 2021 - 21:45
TEHRAN (Dispatches) -- President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran has shown its goodwill and paved the way for the ongoing talks in Vienna to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
"Today, the entire world, including the U.S. which has imposed sanctions on Iran, has come to a conclusion that sanctions and the maximum pressure have failed,” he said in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He emphasized that the lifting of sanctions, compliance with international regulations and the complete implementation of the JCPOA are the only solution to the existing differences between Iran and the P4+1 group of countries about the nuclear issue.
"Definitely, if the parties to this international agreement, particularly the U.S., have a serious will and good faith, the negotiations will lead to a positive and constructive outcome,” Rouhani said.
Under former president Donald Trump, the U.S. withdrew from the JCPOA and initiated a "maximum pressure” policy against Iran, prompting Tehran to take remedial measures by gradually reducing its nuclear commitments under the deal.
Besides re-imposing the anti-Iran sanctions lifted by the JCPOA, the U.S. targeted the Iranian nation with several sets of additional bans under new pretexts and labels.
Now, with Trump gone, the new U.S. administration under President Joe Biden says it seeks to rejoin the deal, but it has so far refused to take meaningful action to regain Iran’s trust and come back to compliance.
In an excessive demand, the U.S.

 says Iran should first resume the nuclear commitments it has suspended in resorting to its legal retaliation rights defined in Article 26 of the agreement before Washington lifts the sanctions.
Tehran has firmly rejected that demand, saying it is up to the U.S., as the party that abandoned the JCPOA, to take the first back toward the deal by removing all the anti-Iran sanctions practically and verifiably.

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