On Thursday, underlining that US interests and foreign policy have been “taken hostage” by Israel, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Tehran is committed to reaching a deal during the Vienna nuclear talks.
Amir-Abdollahian accused the Biden administration of being “indecisive” in talks to salvage the landmark 2015 nuclear deal following the previous administration’s maximum pressure policy against Iran, during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Over 2,000 representatives of governments, business organizations, civil society and media leaders are brought together by the annual event to discuss global challenges.
Iran’s top diplomat said Tehran has put forward a number of initiatives to Washington to salvage the nuclear deal, but the Biden administration has been dragging its feet over them, during a session moderated by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
The marathon talks in Vienna to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are currently stalled due to key disagreements between Tehran and Washington.
The pause in the talks has been attributed by Amir-Abdollahian to “lack of economic guarantees” from the US and to the fact that the new administration has followed the Donald Trump administration’s policy against Iran.
He said Iran must enjoy “full economic benefits” of the deal, and the agreement must facilitate the country’s economic and trade activity with the world.