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Iran isn't interested in direct talks with US yet: Deputy FM Araghchi

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sat / 23 January 2021 / 16:10

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araghchi stressed that there is no other alternative for Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In an interview with the Italian daily newspaper la Repubblica, Araghchi said, "We aren't interested in direct talks with the new US administration yet and I think that the JCPOA has a proper framework and negotiations should be held within this framework".

He noted that Iran does not have any special stance on the transition of power in the US.

"Iran is waiting to see what the new president will do to rectify the Trump administration's mistakes," Araghchi added.

Regarding the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol, the Iranian top diplomat said, "What recently happened in the US Congress shows the real face of the American democracy and that it is clear, they have no right to tell other states how to resolve their internal political problems".

About Iran's demand from the Biden administration on the nuclear agreement, he said that the Islamic Republic puts forward realistic requests which call on the US to lift the sanctions and return to the nuclear deal.

There is no other alternative, said Araghchi adding "We negotiated with goodwill and implemented the deal also with goodwill. Now, it is the new American government's turn to correct the mistakes of the former administration."

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