President Decries West’s Withdrawal from JCPOA Talks after Iran Riots

President Decries West’s Withdrawal from JCPOA Talks after Iran Riots

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said the Western governments have made a miscalculation by deciding to bow out of the negotiations on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal after the transient riots that erupted in Iran in autumn.

In comments at a Saturday meeting with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, attended by a group of officials and ambassadors from Islamic countries, Raisi hailed the Iranian nation for thwarting the hostile plots and fighting off the military, economic, political and propaganda wars that the enemies have waged against Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Lauding the high turnout in the recent nationwide demonstrations in celebration of the Islamic Revolution’s victory anniversary, the president stressed that no problem will remain unsolved with the help of the people and gave an assurance that his administration will curb inflation.

Highlighting the miscalculation of the enemies about the Iranian nation following the riots in autumn, Raisi said, “The Westerners claimed that they were pursuing the (revival of 2015 nuclear) agreement until yesterday, but when they were obliged to give in to the Iranian people’s legitimate demands, they left the negotiation table with the onset of riots, opted for chaos, and said they would continue with the work in the streets.”

The president underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran will keep restoring the rights of the Iranian nation with its dignified and constructive presence in international organizations.

The talks to revive the 2015 deal kicked off in the Austrian capital city of Vienna in April 2021, with the intention of removing anti-Iran sanctions and examining the US’s seriousness in rejoining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The discussions, however, have been at a standstill since August 2022 due to Washington’s insistence on its hard-nosed position of not removing all the sanctions that were slapped on Tehran by the previous US administration.

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