According to the Iranian English news station PressTV on April 3rd local time, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Khatibzadeh’s said in an exclusive interview with the TV station that Iran has repeatedly stressed that it will not accept the plan to lift sanctions against Iran in a “phased manner”. Iran’s clear position is to lift all sanctions imposed by the United States.
Khatibzadeh’s statement is intended to respond to the remarks made by Deputy Spokesperson of the U.S. State Department, Jarina Porter, about the talks between the signatories of the Iran nuclear agreement on April 6. Porter said that the talks will focus on “the relevant measures needed for Iran to resume the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement” and discuss “the return of the United States to the Iran nuclear agreement. Steps to be taken to lift the sanctions.
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said on social platforms that the Vienna talks would quickly finalize the lifting of sanctions against Iran, and Iran would stop measures to reduce compliance. He stressed that there would be no US-Iran dialogue, because it was unnecessary.
It is reported that representatives of the United States and Iran will be held at the meeting between the parties concerned with the Iran nuclear agreement held in Vienna on April 6, “but will not be in the same room”.
Previously, the United States said it could have direct dialogue with Iran, but Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Aragić stressed on April 2 that Iran only negotiates with the existing member states of the Iran nuclear agreement, and Iran and the United States have no direct or indirect dialogue.