The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry ruled out the possibility of striking any interim agreement in the talks on the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
In comments at a weekly presser on Monday, Nasser Kanaani said Iran would not by any means consider signing a temporary agreement in the course of the talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal and lifting the sanctions on Tehran.
“What we consider is the return of all parties to the JCPOA,” he underlined.
The spokesperson added that Iran’s national interests define how far it will persist with the course of the JCPOA negotiations.
“We will stay on this path as long as we observe our interests (are being fulfilled). What we emphasize is that the sanctions must be lifted and our relations with the (International Atomic Energy) Agency should be in their natural mode,” Kanaani stated.
He reiterated that Iran sticks to diplomacy in its interaction with the IAEA and believes that mutual and multilateral diplomacy is the best solution to the differences.
His comments came a few days after Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi paid a visit to Tehran, held talks with Iranian officials, and issued a joint statement with the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).