Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman strongly condemned the British foreign secretary’s comment that Iran would be responsible for a possible impasse in the Vienna talks, calling it a hollow blame game.

Iran PressIran news: The eighth round of talks in Vienna, focusing on lifting oppressive and illegal sanctions against Iran, began on December 27, 2021. The negotiations have progressed due to the initiatives of the Iranian negotiating team, focusing on two issues of verification and guarantees and turning ideas into words and phrases.

Such irresponsible and unfounded statements are another cards in the hollow blame game of Britain and some Western countries to hide years of their inaction and support the illegal and inhumane US sanctions, Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

The Iranian diplomat stressed that using such threadbare statements and empty threats will not reduce Britain’s legal and moral responsibility for the violation of the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, nor will they weaken Iran’s determination in the least to achieve a high-quality, lasting and reliable deal that would achieve the interests of the Iranian people.

As it has been repeatedly said, it was only Iran’s strategic patience that paved the way for talks at this stage but it is clear that this window will not remain open forever, he added.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said it is necessary that the other sides do all in their power to not let this last opportunity at the negotiating table pass, instead of doing the same repetitive blame-game and using boring languages, as they themselves know better than anyone else how baseless the languages are.