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Iranian Foreign Ministry Calls US Position on Talks on Revival of JCPOA 'Hypocritical'

© Tasnim News AgencyIran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani
Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.10.2022
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani on Monday accused the United States of having a hypocritical position on talks aimed at the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
"The behavior of the US is very hypocritical, it is hypocritical and also lying at the official level ... the US is saying that negotiations have been terminated. Why do they say through mediators then that they are ready to resume talks? They want to return to the deal, without having to pay for it," Kanaani was quoted by the Iranian news agency Fars as saying at a weekly press conference.
Last week, US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley said that there was no movement on the revival of the JCPOA, as the talks "are stalled.”
The nuclear deal was sealed in 2015 by China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the European Union. The US unilaterally withdrew in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran, to which the latter responded by gradually dropping its own obligations under the deal. The two started talks on JCPOA revival after the change of power in the White House.
FILE - The flag of Iran waves in front of the the International Center building with the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, in Vienna, AustriaI, May 24, 2021. On Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, negotiators are gathering in Vienna to resume efforts to revive Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, with hopes of quick progress muted after the arrival of a hard-line new government in Tehran led to a more than five-month hiatus. (AP Photo/Florian Schroetter, FILE) - Sputnik International, 1920, 10.09.2022
Iran: Europe's 'Unconstructive' Statement on JCPOA Talks May Undermine Nuclear Deal Revival
On September 2, Kanaani said that Tehran sent a "constructive" response to Washington's proposals on the revival of the JCPOA, while a State Department spokesperson confirmed to Sputnik that the US received Tehran's response, but it is "not constructive."
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