Current US policy towards Iran is “in contradiction” to President Joe Biden’s stated desire to relaunch the nuclear deal, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, ahead of Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East. -East.
“Joe Biden’s repeated statements on the continuation of the policy of economic and diplomatic pressure against Iran is in contradiction with the will of the American administration to want to relaunch the nuclear agreement of 2015”, affirmed in a press release the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani.
He was referring in particular to the remarks of Joe Biden in a column published on Saturday by the Washington Post.
“My administration will continue to increase diplomatic and economic pressure until Iran is ready to return to compliance with the agreement, just as I am ready to do,” the US president wrote.
Mr. Biden is due to begin his first tour of the Middle East in Israel on Wednesday, which will also take him to the occupied West Bank and Saudi Arabia, since his arrival at the White House in January 2021.
Since April 2021, discussions, under the aegis of the European Union (EU), have been carried out to reintegrate the United States into the Iranian nuclear agreement concluded in 2015 in Vienna and to bring Iran back to full compliance with its commitments in this regard.
Following the withdrawal of the United States from the agreement in 2018 and the reinstatement of sanctions, Tehran gradually freed itself from its obligations.
Indirect talks took place at the end of June in Doha between the United States and Iran, through the EU, to try to unblock the negotiations but did not allow “no progress” according to Washington.
Joe Biden’s statements are “biased and unrealistic,” Kanani said. American officials want “stability and security in the West Asian region (…) They should understand the new global realities and avoid imposing American values and their unilateralism.”
The United States must “allow the countries of the region to act according to their own values, interests and realities within the framework of regional cooperation to ensure their own security and their collective interests”, added the Iranian minister.
Iran announced this weekend new technical advances in uranium enrichment, continuing to develop its nuclear program.