Tehran (IP) - Iran's Foreign Minister says despite the E3's non-compliance to the JCPOA, Iran will take part in Vienna talks and pursue a verifiable agreement.

Iran PressIran news: In a telephone conversation with EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell on Friday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian referred to Iran's condition on returning to the nuclear talks in Vienna and said: "The US is unreliable and it must be guaranteed that the United States will not withdraw from the nuclear deal again."

"The White House, while announcing its readiness to return to the JCPOA, has imposed sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities in two stages in recent weeks, so, everyone must see the will and serious action to lift the sanctions completely in practice," Amir-Abdollahian said, highlighting the contradictory words and actions of the US.

For his part, the EU's foreign policy chief said the return of all parties to the JCPOA would be possible, stressing the necessity of comprehensive talks on the issue, including the lifting of sanctions. 

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"The only way to lift the sanctions is to revive the JCPOA through which both Iran and the international community can be assured of the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program," he said.

Still, the Spokesman of Iran's Ministry of Foreign Saeed Khatibzadeh said the US sanctions on the country must be lifted at once, not in a step-for-step manner.

Speaking about some media speculation about a proposal by the West to lift sanctions step for step in the Vienna talks ahead, Saeed Khatibzadeh stressed that all US sanctions must be lifted at once, effectively and verifiably accompanied by objective safeguards.

In recent days, The New York Times has reported news that the US may offer to release some of Iran's blocked resources and practice some exemptions in exchange for suspending some of Iran's nuclear activities.


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