Washington is lying to Tehran: We have not received any serious proposal

Washington is lying to Tehran: We have not received any serious proposal

After Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian confirmed that his country made a serious proposal during the nuclear negotiations in Vienna, and presented it to the United States

, the American response came.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who requested anonymity, confirmed that his country had not received any serious proposal from Tehran.

He added, “We have not seen any substantive contact from Iran, but we are open to any initiative that would allow us to immediately complete and implement the agreement we negotiated in Vienna for mutual return.” to the full implementation of the nuclear agreement, and to abandon issues that go beyond the agreement,” according to Reuters news agency “Wednesday”.

The US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, explained yesterday evening that Washington is “waiting for a constructive response from the Iranians, which abandons non-core issues unrelated to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” which is The official name of the nuclear agreement, perhaps in reference to the issue of removing the name of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard from the lists of terrorist organizations by America, which has recently aggravated

However, during his press briefing on Tuesday evening, Price did not respond clearly to Abdullahian’s statements regarding the Iranian proposal.

Ned Price (archived from AFP)

“A New Initiative”

It is noteworthy that the Iranian Foreign Minister had stressed his country’s adherence to diplomacy and negotiations to revive the nuclear agreement with major powers, despite Despite the recent tension with the International Atomic Energy Agency. He said during a press conference with his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Tehran, “We believe that negotiations and diplomacy are the best way to achieve the agreement.” The Iranian side presented a “new initiative” to the United States through the European Union, which Washington accepted but insisted on proceeding with the draft resolution, without providing additional details.

وزير الخارجية الإيراني حسين أمير عبد اللهيان (رويترز)

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian (Reuters) Complications and pitfalls

It is noteworthy that the scene took place during the past few days with regard to the nuclear talks that were launched in Vienna in April of last year, especially after the Agency’s Board of Governors issued The United Nations issued a resolution last week, put forward by the United States and three European countries (France, Germany and Britain), calling on Tehran to cooperate with the agency after a report by the latter criticizing the lack of sufficient Iranian answers in the case of finding traces of nuclear materials at previously undisclosed locations.

Tehran responded to this decision by stopping the work of a number of the agency’s surveillance cameras in some of its facilities.

Despite all these negative developments, Iran reiterated, two days ago, through its Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzad, the possibility of reversing the measures it had taken. To reduce its nuclear commitments, in the event of reviving the 2015 agreement, perhaps opening a door to retreat, amid its need to lift sanctions while suffering from an economic crisis that began to cast a shadow on the street.