France warns Russia against blackmail over Iran’s nuclear negotiations


France warned Russia on Monday not threatening efforts to revive nuclear trade between Iran and the world’s powers, after Moscow demanded that sanctions against Ukraine not hurt trade with Tehran. ..

The Iranian administration is over to revive the 2015 agreement, which appeared to be within contact after months of indirect negotiations between Tehran and Washington, following the potential obstacles Russia raised on Saturday. The agreement will be unraveled.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdrahian said the Iranian administration “will not allow any foreign party to undermine national interests,” and the Foreign Ministry waits for an explanation of Russia’s demand through a “diplomatic route.” He said he was.

On Saturday, a senior Iranian spokesman with Reuters called Russia’s move unconstructive.

Foreign Minister Sergeń≠ Viklov hopes that the United States will ensure in writing on Saturday that the western sanctions imposed by Russia’s invasion of its neighbors will not interfere with Moscow’s trade, investment and military technical cooperation with Iran. Said.

French presidential officials told reporters late Sunday that diplomats tend to treat each issue with its benefits and not confuse them.

“Otherwise, in reality, it’s blackmail, not diplomacy,” he told reporters.

All parties involved in the talks said progress was being made to restore the agreement to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the US sanctions abandoned in 2018. But both Tehran and Washington have overcome.

Western officials say there is a common interest in avoiding the crisis of non-proliferation, and they are trying to see if what Russia is demanding only considers Iran’s commitment to trading. There is. They say it’s manageable, but more than that is a problem.

However, diplomats told Reuters that at least two important issues remain unresolved between Tehran and Washington, including the extent to which sanctions are rolled back.

Iran’s chief security official, Ali Shamharney, called on Washington to make a political decision on Monday.

“The priority of Iran’s negotiators is (a) … to solve the remaining issues that are considered the red line. Rapid access to strong transactions requires new initiatives by all parties. “Sham Harney tweeted on Monday.

“Try out”

French presidential officials refer to the 2015 agreement as the official name of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, “meaning Iran has returned to respecting its obligations under JCPOA,” in crisis in Vienna. He urged Russia to appreciate what was on the verge.

A European diplomat added: We are trying to find a way. “

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that sanctions on Russia against Ukraine had nothing to do with the nuclear deal and tried to dispel the obstacles.

Russian Prime Minister Aleksandr Ulyanov said on Monday when asked to clarify Moscow’s position, “I don’t think it’s for communication with journalists at this stage.”

European negotiators believed that they were as advanced as possible, so they temporarily quit the negotiations and now it’s up to the two protagonists to agree, the three diplomats said.

Russia’s concerns about the impact of Western sanctions on transactions with Iran follow a push by high-ranking Iranian officials for a deeper relationship with Russia since the election of Iran’s hardline president Ebrahim Raisi last year.

Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Alienay, has sought a close relationship with Russia because of his deep distrust of the United States.

John Irish, Parisa Hafezi, Francois Murphy

Reuters

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