Heard from Vienna that the Joint Commission will reconvene on Friday at the request of #European parties. Seems Europeans now want to consult with their capitals. #Iran team had earlier said it has both the mandate & the will to continue the talks as long as needed.
#Iran FM @Amirabdolahian (on his meetings with #European officials in NY): We told them that the new Iranian government would not return to ۸, or ۵٫۵ years ago or even a year ago. We do not come to the negotiating table to drink coffee with you. You have to show your true will.
#Iran FM @JZarif: Europeans have shown they have no power over their own companies & the companies refer to Washington & not to #European capitals …Europeans need to resolve their strategic problems & not to follow [US policies]. Mr Macron said EU shouldn’t follow US on #China.
#Iran's IAEA envoy:The three #European countries have not yet taken concrete steps to fulfill their obligations under the #JCPOA, & their inaction, along with the destructive, illegal & unilateral actions of the US regime, has left the future of the JCPOA in a state of ambiguity.
#Iran's president to #European countries: «US made a grave mistake by withdrawing from #JCPOA & committed another great mistake by assassinating #QasemSoleimani … Do you (E۳) want to make a mistake, too?» #EU
#Iran's leader: I heard that the #US president has told some #European leaders that they need to wait ۲ or ۳ months & [the establishment in] Iran will be overthrown. This reminds of the words ۴۰ yrs ago. The hungry cat dreams of mice. #DonaldTrump
#Putin's special envoy Lavrentiev hoped that the continuation of talks between #China, #Russia & the #European countries with #US would change US's approach to pursuing unilateral policies & that the agreed commitments under #JCPOA need to be the basis for mutual action. #Iran
#Iran’s chief negotiator: It’s true that #European parties were not very satisfied with some of our proposals, but these proposals were based on common principles between the two sides. They did not say proposals are irrelevant; But they said they did not agree with our views.
#Iran is also not happy with the seriousness of #European negotiators in Vienna. Some Iranian diplomats believe that European negotiators have a background or focus on disarmament, & that’s why previous rounds didn’t advance much on sanctions-related issues…
#Iran president Raisi & @EUCoPresident Charles Michel had a phone conversation. Raisi said "an unconstructive move in the @IAEAOrg would also disrupt the [Vienna] negotiations process«, adding »Iran tends to expand relations with #European countries in areas of mutual interest".
#Iran's leader: Do not trust the enemy …You saw what the US did to you under #Trump & #Obama …The hostilities will not end by Trump leaving. US under Obama also did bad things to you & Iranian nation …The three #European countries also showed extreme malice, greed & hypocrisy.
#Iran's DepFM (after the session of the #JCPOA Joint Commission): At the meeting, more serious & focused ideas were presented by #European countries to strengthen #INSTEX mechanism. INSTEX has almost reached the operational stage & it was discussed that how it can be enhanced.
#Iran's deputy foreign minister Araghchi: It is soon to talk about leaving the #JCPOA … #European countries, legally, politically, and even logically, cannot use dispute resolution mechanism while we have activated and completed it. #EU
#Japan's prime minister, in a meeting with #Iran's president, said that Tokyo has started the cooperation with three #European countries over preserving the #JCPOA, emphasizing that Japan has consistently supported the ۲۰۱۵ nuclear deal and continues its efforts in this field.
#Iran's leader: After the nuclear deal, some #European leaders came to Iran & met me. I told some then that these trips are of no use, & you need to act if you’re honest w Iran. They didn’t act & take any step but obeyed US secondary sanctions. #Europe#JCPOA