Iran has vowed to remain on the path of diplomacy and discussion as it seeks a resolution to the delayed nuclear talks.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian made the statements during a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, according to Xinhua, citing the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s website.
He emphasized that one of the “inherent tasks” of the Iranian diplomatic apparatus is to reach an agreement in the talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal in accordance with national interests.
He added that Iran has directly warned the US and other Western countries that observing red lines, defending national interests, and reaching an agreement to which all parties would be committed are high on its agenda.
Amir Abdollahian stated that Iran will never leave the negotiating table and will not back down from its red lines under any circumstances.
Iran signed the nuclear deal, technically known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with world powers in July 2015, agreeing to limit its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. The US, on the other hand, withdrew from the agreement in May 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran.
The talks to resurrect the JCPOA began in April 2021 in Vienna, Austria. No breakthrough has been achieved after the latest round of talks in August 2022.