The United States blacklisted two Iranian government agencies and several officials on Tuesday, accusing them of violating rights.
After the Biden administration imposed new sanctions on Iranian entities and officials, Iran and the United States had a dispute on Tuesday. Tehran warned Washington that these measures would not “create an impact.” Nuclear agreement negotiation.
U.S. Department of the Treasury Blacklisted The special forces of Iran’s law enforcement forces and anti-terrorist special forces, as well as several officials associated with these agencies, accused them of violating human rights.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzad accused Washington of announcing sanctions during negotiations between the two countries. Indirect meeting Reinvigorate the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement.
He wrote on Twitter: “Washington does not understand that’biggest failure’ and diplomatic breakthroughs are mutually exclusive.” “Double sanctions will not have an impact-and it is by no means serious and goodwill.”
Even though #ViennaTalks, The United States cannot stop imposing sanctions on Iran.
Washington does not understand that “biggest failure” and diplomatic breakthrough are mutually exclusive.
Doubling the sanctions will not have an impact-and it is by no means serious and well-meaning.
— Said Hatibzadeh | Said Hatibzadeh (@SKhatibzadeh) December 7, 2021
Khatibzadeh’s statement seems to reflect previous statements by US officials who warned that Iran’s upgrade of its nuclear program would not benefit the negotiations.
“them [the Iranians] Believing that they can accumulate more enriched uranium at a higher level, and use more advanced centrifuges as a trading lever, they think they can extract more from us and reduce their part,” an unnamed person A senior US official told reporters on Saturday: “This is not an effective negotiation strategy. “
this Seventh round The indirect talks between the United States and Iran in Vienna ended on Friday. Washington accused Tehran of not being serious about restoring the agreement, which was officially called the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA).
Iranian officials said they submitted Two proposals This will ensure the resumption of the agreement, which allows Iran to scale back its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions on its economy.
Since former U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018, Washington has been imposing sanctions on Iranian industry, government agencies, and officials.In response, Iran has been enriching uranium beyond the limits stipulated in the agreement, while also restricting international Monitor access To its nuclear facility.
Iran insists on all U.S. sanctions Must be removed Reinstate the agreement and insist that-unlike the United States-it is still a party to the agreement.
However, officials in the Biden administration expressed doubts about Iran’s willingness to restart the JCPOA.
“What we have seen in the past few days is that Iran does not seem to be serious about taking the necessary measures to restore compliance. This is why we ended this round of talks in Vienna,” Secretary of State Anthony Brinken told Reuters on Friday. The agency told Reuters in an interview.
The talks held in Vienna last week were the first since the conservative Iranian president. Ibrahim Raisy Inaugurated in August. Since June, negotiations have been suspended.
According to Reuters, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that he expects the talks to resume on Thursday.
Later that day, US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan stated that Iran will prove in court that it wants to resume trading.
“The more unserious Iran is at the negotiating table, the more united the P5+1 will be, and the more they will be exposed as an isolated party in the negotiation,” Sullivan said, referring to the six worlds negotiating in Vienna— -The United States, Britain, China, Russia, France and Germany.