TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry reiterated Tehran’s opposition to any negotiations about a plan for the US to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal.
In an interview with Al Jazeera on Wednesday, Saeed Khatibzadeh stressed that Iran rejects any renegotiation on the US’ return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), from which Washington withdrew in May 2018.
If the US and European countries adhere to the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, Iran will resume honoring its commitments as well, he added.
The spokesman reiterated that the diplomatic route is the best way to resolve the nuclear issue, and that Iran will respond appropriately to any practical initiative, Iran Press reported.
Khatibzadeh also said there has been no change in the US’ policy, adding that it was the United States that had unilaterally violated the nuclear deal without negotiating with any country.
Khatibzadeh went on to address the regional issues by referring to the recent rocket attacks in Iraq, saying there are signs of Israeli participation in those suspicious attacks.
On the war in Yemen, he said Iran hopes the Saudi government will end the siege of Yemen and the war against Yemenis.
All countries, including Saudi Arabia, must work together to end the suffering of the Yemeni people, he stressed.
The spokesman slammed the Saudi-led military aggression as the root cause of problems in Yemen, saying Tehran wants real regional dialogue and Saudi Arabia should not consider it as a threat.