Iran FM: We can only accept written guarantee, not oral
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in an interview with a foreign media has said that Tehran does not accept an oral guarantee from the United States for not leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) again.
Amirabdollahian made the remarks through an exclusive interview, which was released on Wednesday, with the London-based daily newspaper of Financial Times.
"The US had failed to address Iran’s demand for guarantees that no party is able to abandon the deal,” the Financial Times quoted Amirabdollahian as saying.
US, under the former president Donald Trump, withdrew from the July 2015 nuclear deal, aka JCPOA, in May 2018 and imposed as it claimed the highest level of sanctions against Iran.
The international deal was signed between Iran and six world powers – US, UK, France, Russia and China plus Germany – but Washington exited from it unilaterally in 2018.
Meanwhile, Iran and 4+1 started talks in Vienna on November 29, 2021, to work on a text and make effort to settle disagreements.
The Vienna Talks resumed work on February 8, 2022, after a short pause for consultation.
As the Iranian foreign minister proposed, the US Congress should make a “political statement” of its commitment to the nuclear agreement.