Iran says it is waiting for the us to lift sanctions effectively: there is no need for bilateral dialogue

Iran is waiting for the United States to take relevant measures to effectively lift sanctions against Iran, a foreign ministry spokesman said, according to the Islamic Republic of Iran news agency on the 2nd.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman khatibuzzad held a regular press conference to answer questions about the U.S. return to the Iran nuclear agreement. Khatibuzzad said Iran is waiting for the U.S. to take relevant measures to effectively lift sanctions against Iran. The so-called “effective” means that Iran needs to see the actual actions and results of the United States, and signing documents alone can not make the United States automatically return to the Iran nuclear agreement.

At the same time, khatibuzzad said that Iran has made it clear several times that it is unnecessary to have bilateral dialogue with the United States, and Iran will not do so.

He said that according to the “anti sanctions strategy law” promulgated by the Iranian parliament, there are only a few weeks left before the time limit for the establishment of the law. If the relevant parties still do not take effective measures, Iran will take the next step.

According to Article 6 of the anti sanctions strategy law, Iran will suspend its voluntary implementation of the additional protocol to the nuclear non proliferation agreement two months after the law comes into force if the parties to the Iran nuclear agreement violate the contents of the agreement, if Iran’s relations with international banks are not fully normalized, if Iran’s obstacles to the export of petroleum and chemical products are not completely removed, and if Iran is unable to obtain oil revenue quickly .

At the same time, Iran’s foreign ministry has said that if Iran suspends the implementation of the additional protocol to the nuclear non proliferation agreement, the verification activities related to the additional protocol will be suspended, but this does not mean that Iran will expel all inspectors, and the cooperation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency will not stop.

In July 2015, Iran reached a comprehensive agreement with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany on the Iranian nuclear issue. According to the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program, and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran. In May 2018, the US government unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, and then restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iraq. Since May 2019, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of part of the terms of the agreement, but promised to take “reversible” measures. On January 27 this year, the new US Secretary of state Lincoln said that as long as Iran re abides by the Iran nuclear agreement, the Biden administration is willing to reduce the sanctions imposed by the trump administration on Iran.

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