Breaking: US has no option but to stop lawbreaking after defeat of pressure policy: Iran
Spokesman of the government Ali Rabiei said the United States has been left with no choice but to end its law-breaking policies “in the very near future” given the failure of Washington’s so-called maximum pressure campaign in the face of the Iranian nation’s resistance.
According to Press TV, he made the remarks at a media briefing in Tehran on Tuesday, as the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal are preparing to meet in Vienna later in the day to discuss the future of the multilateral agreement, officially named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
“On Tuesday, we will be witnessing a new chapter in the process of defeating coercion and resurrecting the JCPOA,” Rabiei said.
“As we predicted at the height of bullying and pressure by [former US president Donald] Trump’s regime, the US — now disappointed with the previous wrong path — will eventually confess that ‘maximum pressure’ has failed, and that there is no choice but to revive the JCPOA and get all parties return to their commitments.”
He added, “Today, we say with confidence that in the very near future, the US administration has no option but to terminate its law-breaking behaviors. Unilateral sanctions as well as violations of international agreements and regulations will also end. The Vienna meeting, which will take place today, is an opportunity for all sides to exchange views on how and when to return to the JCPOA obligations.”
The official said Iran would not have achieved such a diplomatic victory had it not been for the nation’s resistance and the wisdom of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in dealing with the American campaign of pressure and sanctions.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Rabiei said, “Our principled position is very clear and it will be repeated by our negotiators. As it has been said many times, no negotiations will take place between the representatives of Iran and the US, but we are ready to send a message to the JCPOA members that if sanctions are lifted and Resolution 2231 is honored, the Islamic Republic is reciprocally ready to return to its commitments in the shortest possible time after verifying the implementation of the obligations by the other sides.”
“At the moment, we are neither optimistic nor pessimistic about the outcome of the meeting, but we are confident that we are on the right track. If America’s will, seriousness and honesty are proven, it could be a good sign for a better future for the agreement (the JCPOA) and finally its full implementation in the coming weeks,” he said.