Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the UN, declared that the Islamic Republic of Iran supports multilateral diplomacy that would ensure the effective and verifiable lifting of the illegal sanctions placed on it.
In his address to the United Nations Security Council on “Non-Proliferation: Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 2231,” Takht Ravanchi declared, “We believe that JCPOA is a hard-won multilateral diplomatic success that remains the best option with no alternatives” (2015).
He highlighted that any multilateral agreement should ensure and confirm the lifting of the illegitimate sanctions placed on Iran.
On Wednesday, the indirect talks between the world powers and Iran in Doha, Qatar ended without any progress.
The Spokesperson of the State Department said: “While we are very grateful to the EU for its efforts, we are disappointed that Iran has, yet again, failed to respond positively to the EU’s initiative and therefore that no progress was made.”
In the same context, Senior EU official Enrique Mora tweeted that there were “two intense days of proximity talks in Doha,” unfortunately, the negotiating delegations achieved no progress at all.
“Unfortunately, not yet the progress the EU team as coordinator had hoped for. We will keep working with even greater urgency to bring back on track a key deal for non-proliferation and regional stability,” he said.
“Yet in Doha, as before, Iran raised issues wholly unrelated to the JCPOA and apparently is not ready to make a fundamental decision on whether it wants to revive the deal or bury it,” the spokesperson said.
On the other hand, the spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Nasser Kanani described that the talks were “intensive.”
Kanani said: “Iran presented its operational ideas and suggestions and the other side also presented their considerations,” adding that the heads of the negotiating delegations “will remain in touch regarding the continuation of talks and the next stage.”