The administration of Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raeisi will handle the negotiations on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal if Tehran’s desirable demands are not met until end of the outgoing administration’s term, the spokesman for the government said.
In comments at a weekly press conference on Tuesday, Ali Rabiee said Iran has made clear its stances in the Vienna talks on the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, adding that the negotiations have reached a point where all parties should make their decisions.
“We have made and declared our decisions and are waiting for the other sides, including the United States of America, to announce their political decisions so that we could discuss more clearly according to them in the next round of the negotiations.”
The spokesman also said that if Iran’s demands are not met until the end of tenure of President Hassan Rouhani, the next administration will take over the case at the discretion of the top decision-makers in the Iranian establishment.
“If our views are fulfilled, there won’t be even a moment of delay (in concluding an agreement), but if the demands are not met, the continuation of negotiations will be deferred to the next administration,” Rabiee said, as quoted by Tasnim news agency.
He further explained that agreements have been reached on the removal of sanctions on the main sectors of Iran’s economy, such as the energy, banking and insurance sectors.
However, the spokesman said, the failure to achieve a consensus on all of the topics on the agenda of the talks will mean that no agreement has been shaped in practice.
Source: Iranian media