Tehran (IP) - The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday night strongly criticized the inappropriate behavior of Westerners on the eve of the Vienna talks saying that they issue bogus statements.

Iran PressIran News: Saeed Khatibzadeh wrote on Twitter comparing the approach and actions of the United States and European Troika with the Islamic Republic of Iran on the eve of the Vienna talks.

Criticizing the inappropriate behavior of Westerners on the eve of the Vienna talks, Khatibzadeh added that while the US and the E3 Issue bogus statements, Iran has formed a high-level negotiation team.

Germany, France, and Britain on Thursday accused the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has the highest level of cooperation with the IAEA, of not fully cooperating with it in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meeting.

The Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (JCPOA) is an agreement reached in 2015 between Iran on the one hand and the P5 + 1 (including five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) and entered into force in January 2016. But in May 2018, former US President Donald Trump unilaterally ended his country's participation in this international agreement by violating Washington's commitments under the JCPOA, and imposed economic terrorism with the aim of putting maximum pressure on the Iranian people.

Following the unilateral and illegal withdrawal of the United States from the IAEA (May 8, 2018), Iran tried to maintain the nuclear agreement on the condition that the other parties to the agreement fulfill their obligations, but the Europeans did not succeed in the practical measures promised to maintain the agreement.

In such circumstances, the Supreme National Security Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran announced on May 8, 2019, on the anniversary of the US withdrawal from the Nuclear Deal, Iran would gradually reduce its obligations under Articles 26 and 36 of this agreement to balance its obligations and rights.

Pursuant to Articles 26 and 36 of the ICCPR, Iran has the right to suspend its obligations, in whole or in part, if the other party fails to comply with its obligations.

Officials in the administration of incumbent President Joe Biden have repeatedly explicitly acknowledged the failure of the maximum pressure policy in recent months, saying they intend to bring the United States back to the UN Security Council. But so far they have refused to take the necessary steps to return to the agreement.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly stated that given that the United States is a party to the violation of the agreement, it is Washington that must return to the agreement with the lifting of sanctions, and the fulfillment of US commitments needs to be verified.


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