Iran considers the UN General Assembly a potential place for reviving the nuclear deal.
Tehran considers the prospect of holding talks to revive its 2015 nuclear agreement on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly. New York hosts the heads of states these days as they hold multiple meetings before an address at the General Assembly.
Over a variety of challenges, two years of indirect negotiations between Tehran and Washington have collapsed. Tehran’s desire that the IAEA end all probes into Iranian cases is one of the gaps. Iran also demands an assurance from the United States that it won’t ever again pull out of a nuclear accord in the background.
“Ali Bagheri Kani, the chief nuclear negotiator, will be present at the…General Assembly as part of the delegation but there is no specific plan to discuss the nuclear deal. However, I do not rule out the possibility of talks regarding the nuclear deal,” Kanaani said.
According to the spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Tehran never abandoned the bargaining table. However, Kanaani ruled out the idea of a private meeting in New York between Iranian and American authorities. Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, there has been no diplomatic exchange between Iran and the United States.
Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi left Tehran for New York yesterday to attend the UNGA 2022. Raisi has loads of sideline meetings and plans before and after his speech in New York. As part of a tradition in such a visit, the president visits the Iranian nationals, students, entrepreneurs.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated that Tehran would be sincere about resurrecting the nuclear agreement in an interview with CBS that was aired yesterday. If there were assurances that the US would not again founder the deal, he claimed, it would be possible.
UN General Assembly; A New Chance
Under then-President Donald Trump, the agreement was unilaterally terminated by the Washington in 2018, three years into commitment. Trump claimed the agreement was too weak. “If it’s a good deal and fair deal, we would be serious about reaching an agreement,” Iranian president reiterated.
In accordance with the 2015 agreement, Tehran curbed its contentious nuclear Programme in exchange for a lifting of global sanctions. Since the U.S. withdrawal, the agreement has seriously deteriorated due to Iran’s uranium enrichment violations.
There has been little indication that Tehran and Washington will be able to break their deadlock. However, Iran is anticipated to utilize the U.N. General Assembly to continue diplomatic efforts by reiterating its desire to forge a durable agreement.
Raisi emphasized Tehran’s mistrust of both the US and European Troika in two televised appearances before departing on Monday for the UN General Assembly. This, he claimed, came after the US withdrew from the 2015 agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and Europe failed to financially back Iran in the face of Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign.
In an interview with American broadcaster CBS that aired for ten minutes last Sunday, Raisi stated that while Iran hoped to develop commerce when sanctions were lifted, it was also prepared to prioritize ties with other nations that were also under similar restrictions.
“If there were guarantees, then the Americans could not withdraw from the deal,” Raisi asserted. “The Americans broke their promises, they did it unilaterally…We cannot trust the Americans because of the behavior we have already seen from them.”
Iran’s attendance in New York might prove constructive considering Tehran’s emphasis on the policy of compromise. Iranian president might turn the twists during his short-term stay in New York that started on Monday.