Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on the US to fully remove sanctions imposed against Tehran, describing it on Monday as a “red line” for their nuclear negotiator. Talks between Tehran and Western powers are set to resume shortly.
The Islamic republic’s foreign ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh has dismissed America’s concerns at apparent slow progress by claiming US officials have to make a “political decision” about sanctions if they wish to “reach a deal quickly.”
While talks paused on January 28, allowing both sides to return to their nations to discuss the situation with their respective governments, Iran’s lead nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, is set to return to Vienna on Tuesday.
Eight rounds of indirect discussions between Iran and America have failed to secure an agreement. Tehran has remained firm that the US must remove sanctions imposed under the Trump administration before Iranian officials would consider returning to the terms of the 2015 nuclear pact.