The Iranian Foreign Minister said that the Biden administration’s delay in returning to the nuclear agreement is due to domestic conditions that America is going through after Trump, noting that his country is ready to negotiate with America in a 5 + 1 framework after returning to the agreement.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif added to the Iranian newspaper, Hamshahri: “Biden received a wreckage from Trump, America is facing a crisis in legitimacy and national unity, and Trump led a rebellion against the symbol of American democracy … the longer the Biden administration stalled in resolving the nuclear file, the more it afflicted it.” The damage and its foreign policy took more blows .. Biden’s procrastination will mean that he does not want to get rid of Trump’s legacy, and I do not think that this is what he seeks. “
The minister explained that continuing the economic war on Iran would tarnish the image of the new American administration and make it not far from the policy of the previous administration.
Zarif stressed that “the nuclear agreement is the decision of the entire ruling system in Iran, and I do not think that the next Iranian government will oppose it, and that the nuclear agreement succeeded in ending the security consensus in the world against Iran, and ended Security Council sanctions, and achieved international recognition of Iran’s nuclear rights.”
Regarding negotiations between Tehran and Washington, Zarif said: “There is no consensus in Iran regarding negotiations between Iran and America, and entering into negotiations with it will not be a correct step … Washington’s return to the nuclear agreement does not need Iranian-American negotiations.”
Zarif added that Iran and America are ready for dialogue with the European Union’s foreign policy commissioner, Josep Borrell, and he can coordinate steps to return to the agreement as a coordinator in the joint committee emerging from the nuclear deal.
He added, “After coordinating steps, America can become a member in the nuclear agreement and can sit with it at the 5 + 1 table .. There is no need for Iran to return to the negotiating table, and America is the one who should buy a card to enter the 5 + 1,” stressing that Tehran is ready to negotiate. With America in the framework of 5 + 1 after returning to the nuclear agreement.
Zarif pointed out that America is facing the test of the nuclear deal, and its behavior determines the outcome of that test. … we will stand against the attempt to resort to the Biden era dispute resolution mechanism. “
The minister also warned that Iran would reconsider its membership in the NPT if the opposite party resorted to the Snapback mechanism and referred Iran’s file to the UN Security Council.