In recent news regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian announced that Japan has proposed an initiative for the revival of the JCPOA.
According to reports, Amirabdollahian stated that any initiative from Japan that aligns with the “interests” of Iran would be viewed positively by Tehran.
“We support the constructive role of Japan in reviving the nuclear deal,” he said.
However, the initiative has yet to be detailed by the Iranian foreign minister. He clarified that he received the proposal from the Japanese government when he visited Tokyo in August and met Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and then Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi.
Amirabdollahian also commented on the progress of the talks and how the demands from the United States, Britain, France, and Germany have delayed them. He noted that the interference from these countries has caused a delay in the discussions, specifically regarding Iran’s domestic matters, such as last year’s riots.
Iran and the remaining parties involved in the JCPOA, Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany, have been engaging in talks that began back in April of this year in Vienna. Despite progress being noted, the talks’ indecisiveness has prevented significant breakthroughs, mainly due to the United States.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani reiterated Tehran’s willingness to work towards the conclusion of the 2015 nuclear deal and the removal of sanctions against Iran. However, he warned the other parties that the window for negotiations would not remain open forever.
Source: Iranian media (edited by Al-Manar English Website)