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Iran says it will not benefit from direct talk with US

Iran says it will not benefit from direct talk with US
posted onApril 10, 2022

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says his country sees no benefit in starting direct talks with the US.

He blamed Washington for not taking practical action to prove its goodwill during talks over the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The negotiations, which have been ongoing in Vienna since 2021, exclude the United States because the country unilaterally withdrew from the Iran deal in 2015.

“The Americans constantly talk of the necessity of directly talking to Iran,” Amir-Abollahian said on Sunday. “We have looked into the matter and concluded that we will not benefit from directly negotiating with America.”

“The Americans are yet to take action on the ground that would open a [new] horizon and have us say that they have taken some concrete action besides expressing goodwill,” he added.

The United States has been indirectly negotiating with Iran, via the European parties to the deal as well as China and Russia, to rejoin.