JCPOA Parties Facing A Test of Independence, Political Will: Iran Spokesman

JCPOA Parties Facing A Test of Independence, Political Will: Iran Spokesman

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh slammed the Zionist regime of Israel’s attempts to derail the talks in Vienna to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the JCPOA parties are now facing a test of their independence and political will.

“Israeli regime whose existence relies on tension is at it again, trumpeting lies to poison Vienna talks,” Khatibzadeh wrote in a tweet on Wednesday.

“All parties in the room now face a test of their independence & political will to carry out the job— irrespective of the fake news designed to destroy prospects for success,” he added.

A seventh round of the talks to revive the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), started in the Austrian capital on Monday.

Right on the eve of the negotiations, the Israeli prime minister, Naftali Bennett, alleged that the regime “is very worried about the readiness to remove the sanctions.”

He claimed that potential removal of the bans would enable “a flow of billions (of dollars) to Iran in exchange for unsatisfactory restrictions in the nuclear realm.”

The US returned the sanctions in 2018 after illegally and unilaterally leaving a historic nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers. Back then, the Israeli regime played a significant role in encouraging Washington to ditch the deal.

The regime has, meanwhile, been beating the drums of war with Iran by discouraging negotiation and harping on about recourse to “military option.”

In order to supposedly sabotage Iran's peaceful nuclear energy program, Tel Aviv has assassinated as many as seven Iranian nuclear scientists—including Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, whom it subjected to targeted killing in 2020. Tel Aviv has also targeted Iran’s nuclear installations with terrorist crimes on several occasions.

On Tuesday, an anonymous Israeli official was quoted by the regime’s Channel 12 as saying that “the killing of Fakhrizadeh a year ago did not brake Iran’s progress as was hoped.”

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