The negotiating table can be a way to overcome the impasse created by the United States if the United States and its European partners replace the stubbornness and coercion of imposing their political demands with the recognition of the legal rights of the Iranian people.

NOURNEWS - The foreign ministers of Britain, Germany and France issued a joint statement on Thursday (August 19th) after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a report on Monday that it had produced 200 grams of 20-percent enriched metal uranium. The result of Iran's nuclear program, without mentioning the sabotage and repeated violations of their commitments, called on Tehran to return to the negotiating table as soon as possible!

Noting that Iran is producing 20% enriched uranium for the first time, the three European countries stressed in the statement that Iran's enriched uranium production capacity has reached 60%, and this is a matter of concern, as progress has been made. They are the key to building a nuclear weapon, and Tehran has no other credible need for these measures!

On the other hand, Robert Malley, the U.S. special representative for Iran, whose country unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA more than three years ago for no reason, has expressed doubts about the outcome of the Vienna talks and the fate of the JCPOA.

In an interview with Politico, Robert Malley, while drawing a line for Tehran, said that there are unknown variables about what the Iranians will do and what they will not do, but if we didn't see the deal as possible, we wouldn't have announced our readiness. However, if Iran's nuclear advances continue, the issue will be dragged in a different direction.

These U.S. and European positions followed six rounds of new phases of negotiations in Vienna, essentially aimed at reviving the JCPOA and ensuring that its infringer, the United States, is willing to lift sanctions and not withdraw from the deal again and unilaterally.

In order to advance these negotiations, Iran did not even precondition the exercise of its natural right, the necessity of paying damages on behalf of the perpetrator, and postponed it to the future.

Of course, given past experience, if the West intended to return to and maintain the JCPOA, it could naturally learn from past experience with a logical approach and help advance negotiations, but the United States, despite repeatedly making deceptive rhetoric about having the will to revive the JCPOA, showed that its goal in the commotion of the JCPOA's revival was to receive extra-paid concessions alongside maintaining the sanctions structure.

In this regard, the United States tried to hold Iran's legal rights hostage in taking advantage of the privileges of lifting economic sanctions to score points on transcendental issues. Iran, however, had stated from the outset that it would not give up its legal rights, which are the primary principle of its realization, the irreversible lifting of all economic sanctions and their verification.

Six rounds of negotiations in Vienna showed that the nature of the JCPOA that the United States and Europe are seeking is a tailless lion that only bears the name of the JCPOA, and that accepting it will not only lead to the lifting of fact-checking economic sanctions, but also impose tougher and more complicated conditions on Iran.

By tying the understanding to dialogue on regional issues, not repealing the executive order on conventional arms embargoes, making indulgent demands beyond the JCPOA, not repealing the CAATSA sanctions law, failing to provide assurances about trump's behavior not being repeated and not accepting the fact-checking issue, the U.S. was practically the main obstacle to achieving results in the Vienna negotiations, and demonstrated that the Biden administration's determination was not to revive the JCPOA, which is the continuation of maximum pressure under the JCPOA.

More precisely, the nature of the JCPOA that the West has put on the table in the last six rounds of negotiations in Vienna and insists on signing it in the form of a new agreement is nothing but emptying Iran's hand from the means of countering U.S. and Western pressure and accepting new restrictions with the color and glaze of the JCPOA revival.

At the same time, not only did Iran never leave the negotiating table, but while fulfilling its obligations to endure the toughest illegal economic sanctions that Trump imposed on our country by withdrawing from the JCPOA and pursuing a policy of maximum pressure, Iran demonstrated that it is capable of resisting sanctions pressure and can fulfill its will to continue implementing a peaceful nuclear program.

This is what has become the Achilles' heel of the West, whether those who sought to collapse the Economic Structure of the Islamic Republic and bring the Iranian people to their knees to accept American bullying saw that Iran could not be forced to surrender through pressure and indulgence.

Accordingly, what is clear is that the wrongdoer and disruptor of the negotiating table, the United States, now, instead of compensating for the loss, continues to use the so-called achievements of Trump's policy of maximum pressure behind the negotiating table, and at the same time announces in the media that Iran must return to negotiations!

The policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as in the past, is to use diplomatic and negotiation mechanisms to reach an agreement that serves the lasting interests of the Iranian people.

The negotiating table can be a way to overcome the stalemate created by the United States if the country and its European partners replace the recognition of the legal rights of the Iranian people with stubbornness and coercion to impose their political demands. It will not be long before the real will of the United States to remove obstacles to reaching an agreement becomes clear, and the extent to which Washington distances itself from Trump's policy of maximum pressure becomes clear.

BY: Mohammad Ghaderi

NOURNEWS

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