, Dec 4 () –
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Friday that the Iranian government has not attended the nuclear talks in Vienna “with constructive proposals”, while reiterating that Washington “always has hope” in a diplomatic approach. of the matter.
At a press conference, Psaki indicated that the first six rounds of negotiations were successful in finding “creative solutions” for “many of the most difficult issues for both sides.”
“The focus of Iran this week has not, unfortunately, been to try to resolve the pending issues,” he said, before censuring that “Iran began this new negotiation with a new round of nuclear provocations, as reported by the International Organization for Atomic Energy (IAEA) this Wednesday. “
“They are still failing to reach an understanding with the IAEA to restore the cooperation and transparency that they have degraded in recent months,” he continued.
However, Psaki has indicated that the current situation “cannot continue” and the president of the United States, Joe Biden, “continues to believe that there is a better alternative.” “He is committed to making the United States comply with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and to maintain compliance as long as Iran does the same. He means it,” he remarked. “If Iran is equally committed, the solution is at hand. But we have not seen that from them this week,” he added.
For their part, diplomats from Germany, France and the United Kingdom quoted by the German news agency DPA have assured that Iran has adopted a “destructive stance” in the nuclear negotiations, which seek to achieve the return of the United States to the pact and the commitment to Tehran with its fulfillment.
“Iran is breaking with almost all the difficult commitments that were agreed as a result of several months of tough negotiations,” they lamented, before warning that the window of opportunity to achieve a diplomatic solution to the nuclear dispute “is becoming increasingly smaller”.
Meanwhile, Iran’s chief negotiator, Bagheri Kani, has detailed in statements to the Iranian news agency Mehr that Tehran has “emphasized its proposals” about the lifting of the “illegal” sanctions that weigh on the Asian country and has ensured that the parties have returned to their respective countries “to provide logical and documented responses to Iran’s proposals”. Thus, the talks will resume “next week,” as specified.
Iran has announced the withdrawal of its commitments on several of the points of the 2015 nuclear agreement after the United States left the pact, although the Iranian authorities have defended that these steps can be reversed if the United States withdraws the sanctions and returns to the agreement. .
On the other hand, the United Nations has reiterated that its position on the JCPOA “has not changed” and has encouraged all parties involved in the talks “to redouble their efforts” to move together towards the re-implementation of the agreement, as detailed in the conference. journalist, Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary General, António Guterres.