Iran wants to restart nuclear dialogues with world leaders that would lead to withdrawal of United States sanctions, Ebrahim Raisi and the Iranian President told the annual United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on Tuesday as talks about restoring a 2015 nuclear deal stuck. Raisi said in his pre-recorded speech, and the Islamic Republic considers the useful dialogues whose eventual outcome is the lifting of all unfair United States sanctions.
#Iran nuclear chief (in @IAEAOrg annual general conference): Now is the time for US to correct its wrong policies & first lift all sanctions in a practical, effective & verifiable manner. President Raisi has stated that Iran wants result-oriented talks aimed at lifting sanctions. pic.twitter.com/jRf5ZpXp2P
— Abas Aslani (@AbasAslani) September 20, 2021
He said that the American policy of maximum cruelty is still on. Further, he adds that Iran wants nothing more than what is legal of Iran. He also demands the execution of international rules. All stakeholders must stay true to the 2015 nuclear pact and the United Nations Resolution in practice. In April. The United States and Iran began indirect dialogs in Vienna on retrieving the nuclear deal, but those stopped two days after Raisi elected as the President of Iran in June.
Under the 2015 nuclear agreement, Iran restricted its uranium enrichment program, a feasible way to nuclear arms, in return for the removal of United States, United Nations, and European Union sanctions. However, former American President Donald Trump quit the pact three years ago and re-executed harsh sanctions on Iran’s financial and oil sectors that halt its economy. Hardline minister Raisi, who is under American personal sanctions over allegations of human rights abuses formerly when he was working as a judge, said the American sanctions were crimes against humanity during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Why Tehran Violated the Nuclear Pact’s Limits?
In 2018, former U.S. President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran, and it prompted Iran to violate the nuclear pact’s limits. Now Tehran says that if Washington lifts all sanctions, it will reverse its nuclear steps. Raisi echoed Tehran’s official stance for several years and said nuclear weapons have no place in discouragement policy and defense policy. On Tuesday, Iran signaled that the dialogues in Vienna would recommence in some weeks without mentioning a specific date.
Despite Tehran’s need to boost and reinforces its economy by negotiating an end to the United States sanctions, insiders expect Raisi to adopt a harder line when the dialogues resume. Western and Iranian officials said several issues remain to be resolved before the pact could be revived. Moreover, a strident critic of the West said the U.S. had no credibility to impose its supremacy.
Further, he said that from the U.S. Capitol to Afghan capital Kabul, an open message was sent to the world: the hegemonic system of the U.S. has no credibility, whether inside or outside the country. Raisi referred to the 6th January riot by former president Trump’s supporters on the United States Capitol, and the chaotic pull out of American-led forces from Afghanistan after the Taliban insurgents captured Kabul on 15th August.
The U.S. will Prevent Iran from Getting Nukes – Biden
On Tuesday, President Biden told the United Nations General Assembly in New York that the U.S. will stop Iran from getting nuclear nukes. At the same time, he reiterated his intention to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear accord. Biden, who pledged to depend on diplomacy in global affairs, said the U.S. remains committed to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Additionally, he adds that the U.S. is working with the P5+1 to engage the Islamic Republic diplomatically and seek a return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
During his 2020 presidential campaign, U.S. President rejected former president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the 2015 nuclear accord and vowed to return if Iran stopped its tit-for-tat activities since 2019 violating the nuclear deal. Biden administration entered indirect dialogs with Iran in April to reach a pact on how both countries could restore the JCPOA, still the dialogues until now failed to make a breakthrough. Envoys were expecting a meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action members this week in New York. However, since Monday, both Iran and the E.U. said only two-sided dialogues would take place.