Iran says GCC making an attempt to derail nuclear talks in Vienna

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani evaluations Iran’s new nuclear achievements throughout Iran’s National Nuclear Energy Day in Tehran [Iranian Presidency Office/WANA/Reuters]

Tehran, Iran – Iran’s international ministry has condemned a request by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to incorporate its calls for within the 2015 nuclear cope with world powers, accusing them of making an attempt to derail the persevering with talks in Vienna.

Foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denounced the “irresponsible and immature” assertion earlier this week by the GCC that mentioned the talks should handle issues over Tehran’s enrichment programme along with the participation of the regional bloc within the talks.

“Their objective in citing such statements is to not ask for participation however to disrupt the method of technical talks in Vienna,” mentioned Khatibzadeh.

GCC leaders “should know that Iran is a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency and all its nuclear actions are underneath the organisation’s monitoring programmes, and it’s apparent that their growth is according to Iran’s authentic rights, based mostly on its nationwide pursuits, and to account for its peaceable wants”, he added.

The US unilaterally withdrew from the landmark accord in 2018 and imposed a wave of sanctions on Iran which might be but to be lifted.

Talks are persevering with in Vienna with professional working teams nonetheless engaged on measures that have to be taken by the US and Iran to return to full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The talks within the Austrian capital are slated to proceed on Saturday after lead negotiators held a number of bilateral and multilateral talks since Wednesday within the second spherical of in-person conferences to revive the deal.

Following an attack on its main nuclear services in Natanz final week, Iran started enriching uranium to 60 % purity, its highest.

Iran says it’s going to use it to provide molybdenum to fabricate radiopharmaceuticals.

In his assertion, the international ministry spokesman mentioned Arab leaders ought to direct their issues in direction of the US, which violated the deal, and Israel’s “navy and unlawful nuclear actions”.

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