Tehran (IP) - The Iranian Foreign Minister says Washington has excessive demands that are in conflict with some paragraphs of the draft agreement text in Vienna talks and that Tehran will not cross its red lines.

Iran PressIran News: The eighth round of Vienna talks to lift sanctions, which began on December 27, 2021, entered a pause on March 11, 2022, at the suggestion of EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, and the negotiators returned to their capitals for political consultations.

Since then, the parties have spoken of progress in the negotiations and the settling disputes, but the issue of guarantees and the removal of private and juridical persons from the sanctions list is still one of the cases in which the United States as the violator of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has not adopted the necessary policy to resolve it.

Speaking on Sunday, at a meeting of the Foreign Economic Relations Coordination Headquarters, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said: "We have reached conclusions in technical discussions with three European countries."

The Iranian Foreign Minister added: "During my visit to Moscow, we agreed with the Russian side that if we reach an agreement in Vienna, Russia will not be an obstacle."

He said: "We will continue the path of diplomacy to reach a dignified, stable and good agreement."

Amir-Abdollahian emphasized: "In the last two or three weeks, the American side has made excessive demands that are in conflict with some paragraphs of the draft agreement text. Regarding the ​lifting of sanctions, they are interested in proposing and imposing new conditions. Iran stands and will stand on its red lines."

The Iranian Foreign Minister continued: "In the Cabinet meetings, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran constantly emphasized that the Foreign Ministry always emphasizes the lifting of sanctions in the Vienna talks, but not all eyes should be on the Vienna talks, but all agencies are obliged to act to neutralize the sanctions and sustainable development in the country."


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