Iran has no demand beyond JCPOA, says Foreign Minister


Contrary to what the US media claim, Iran has not brought up any excessive demand beyond the scope of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the talks for reviving the deal and lifting the sanctions, the foreign minister of Iran said, Paralel.Az reports citing Tasnim News Agency.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Qatari counterpart in Tehran on Wednesday, Hossein Amirabdollahian expressed gratitude to Doha for hosting last week’s indirect talks between Iran and the US, mediated by the EU, for the purpose of revival of the JCPOA.

Reaffirming Iran’s resolve to strike a good and durable agreement, the foreign minister said that contrary to the US media stories, the Islamic Republic has not raised any excessive demand beyond the JCPOA. “Our demands fall within the framework of the 2015 deal.”

He said the most recent round of talks held in Doha revolved around the effective American guarantees that Iran will enjoy the economic benefits of the JCPOA.

When it comes to the guarantees, the US must ensure that Iran will benefit from the 2015 nuclear deal, Amirabdollahian stated, noting that the US, however, has failed to give Iran assurances so far.