Iran’s UN ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi said the Islamic Republic has not spoken to the new US administration over Washington’s return to the nuclear deal, maintaining that Tehran was in no rush to do so.
In an interview with NBC News on Monday, the Iranian envoy stressed that the “ball is in US’ court”.
“No, there has not been any conversation between Iran and the US after Biden came into office,” Ravanchi said, as quoted by Tasnim news agency.
Asked if there were plans to open up a direct dialogue with Washington or indirect communication through an intermediary, perhaps via the Swiss government, Ravanchi said, “We are not planning to initiate anything.
“It’s up to the US to decide what course of action to take. We’re not in a hurry,” he said.
As a candidate, Biden said he would have the United States return to the agreement if Iran met its obligations under the deal.
Citing Biden’s statements, Ravanchi said Iran wanted to see the new president make good on his promises and if he did, Tehran would be ready to once again abide by the terms of the accord.
“The ball is in the US court,” Ravanchi said.
“It is totally up to the new administration. So as soon as they implement their obligations, Iran has said on numerous occasions that Iran will return to the full implementation of its undertakings.”
Source: Iranian media