Iran’s Frist Vice President, Mohammad Mokhber, said the country’s nuclear talks with world power are unlikely to get anywhere, local reports said.
“The Supreme Leader and the president highlight [the necessity of] the lifting of sanctions, but we are unlikely to get anywhere by reliance on the hegemonic system,” he said, according to Iran Front Page.
“We cannot base our programs for running the country on the removal of sanctions, and we should make plans with the supposition that the hegemonic system will not lift the sanctions,” he added, using the word “hegemon” to refer to Iran’s old foe, the United States.
Iran has gradually ended its compliance with the 2015 deal after former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018.
The country has been holding indirect talks with the Biden administration on a return to the agreement.