Alleged negotiation between Iran and US domestic propaganda for Trump
Saeed Khatibzadeh, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman, has roundly denied the recent claims regarding Iran’s secret negotiation with the US, stating that there have been no talks between Iran and the United States, and that they are propaganda intended for domestic use to benefit Trump.
The Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida has recently reported that Tehran and Washington have begun negotiations in Oman in order to reach another agreement on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and see, to be ready to sign a collaboration agreement.
Speaking at a press conference this past Monday, Khatibzadeh remarked that the US President Trump has no understanding whatsoever of the nature of international relations, including (but not limited to) US-Iran bilateral relations.
He commented: "Donald Trump must admit his mistake and stop this inhumane and all-out war and cruel sanctions against Iran, and compensate all the damage done to the Iranian nation due to that war. After he does so, there will be a possibility that he will find a place for himself in the corner of a room where the JCPOA negotiations are held."
The US has failed to act in good faith as a basic rule of international relations. It has blatantly violated the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2231 and Iran Nuclear Deal by deciding to unilaterally withdraw from the agreement and subsequently re-impose sanctions.
Additionally, the US has punished those who abided by the resolution. With such a terrible history, negotiations between Iran and the United States have obviously reached a dead-end due mainly to Donald Trump's inhumane policies against Iran.
Imam Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, had earlier described the US attempt to re-negotiate with Iran as a futile ploy to prove that maximum pressure was, in fact, effective.
He stated that any negotiations with the United States would be subject to certain conditions, specifying: "If the United States retreats, repents and returns to the nuclear agreement that it has violated, then like the member states of the agreement that participate the negotiations and talk to Iran, it can also participate; otherwise, there will be no negotiations at any level between the officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Americans, neither in New York nor elsewhere."
The American diplomacy appears to be not an approach toward negotiation but a highly aggressive policy in the disguise of deception. In the ongoing situation, Trump is very involved in the election campaign and, at the same time, seems to face widespread popular protests and problems due mostly to his mismanagement of the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Additionally, at the regional and international levels, and even at the UN Security Council level, the United States’ notorious bullying foreign policies have obviously reached a dead-end.
"The United States is a totalitarian regime that does not care about win-win negotiations," stated an expert on US affairs, Mohammad Marandi, with regard to recent allegations of clandestine talks between Tehran and Washington in Oman. He also said that such news seems to be more of an election campaign.