Tehran (IP)- Iran's Deputy foreign minister for political affairs wrote on his Instagram page that the Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution was never optimistic about the JCPOA negotiations and the other parties' intentions.

Iran PressIran News: Seyyed Abbas Araghchi wrote on his Instagram page: "From the very first to the very last day, the Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said he was not optimistic, and according to his remarks, we negotiated based on pessimism."

He added: "Of course, it became clear that he was right, and in all cases, this issue was clarified. According to the leader's remarks, we negotiated based on pessimism."

Araghchi went on to say: "His advice to us always was to be sure to negotiate with pessimism and distrust to the other side, and we moved in the same direction, but at the same time, Ayatollah Khamenei always supported the spirit of the negotiation and the negotiating team."

In an interview with Khamenei.ir website, the deputy foreign minister said that if the sanctions are not lifted, it is of no value for us for the United States to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or not. If they want to lift the sanctions, we will not prevent them, but the issue of damages is in place, and we will definitely address this in future negotiations.

It is important to note that in about a week, the government will stop the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol from implementing the parliament's resolution and the non-compliance of the parties to their JCPOA obligations.


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