Khatibzadeh’s tweet came after President Biden said in a joint statement with the leaders of France, Germany and the UK that Washington will abide by the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as JCPOA, so long as Iran does the same.
After months of back-and-forth diplomacy, Iran finally set a broader date for the resumption of the Vienna talks.
The Iranian foreign ministry has recently announced that the next round of nuclear talks between Iran and major world powers will begin before the end of November.
A senior member of the Iranian parliament has said Iran will not allow inspection of its nuclear activities by the Atomic Energy Agency beyond the safeguards agreement.
Seyyed Mahmoud Nabaviyan said in an interview with Mehr news agency:
- The interaction between Iran and the Agency must be within the framework of safeguard, and Iran will not accept any obligation beyond safeguards agreement
- The idea that we should contact the Westerners to solve the country's problems is completely false, because we must rely on the strength of our young forces and elites to solve the country's problems
The country has re‑imposed its previously suspended sanctions against Iran and gradually enforced further restrictive measures.
Even after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the deal, Russia continues to play that role.