US Secretary of State Antony Blinken sought to reassure Israel and its Gulf allies that Iran would never acquire nuclear weapons prior to the possibility of renewal of its nuclear deal with Tehran.
“On the most important factors, we’re eye-catching,” Blinken said in a press conference with Israeli Foreign Minister Yale Rapid on Sunday. .. “
Blinken’s comments came before a meeting with four Arab foreign ministers at an extraordinary summit hosted by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. Partly due to concerns about the imminent end of Iran’s economic isolation.
The United States also sought to reassure the extraordinary alliance that Washington disagrees with Iran’s request for the United States to lift its designation as a foreign terrorist organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
At the Doha Forum in Qatar, Iran’s US envoy, Robert Malley, said: The IRGC continues to be sanctioned under US law, and our perceptions, views and our policy towards the IRGC have not changed. “
At the same event, Iran’s Supreme Leader’s senior adviser argued that the removal of the IRGC from sanctions was a prerequisite for the resurgence of the 2015 nuclear deal. Discussions on this agreement have been underway in Vienna for nearly a year.
“IRGC is the Armed Forces and the Armed Forces cannot be listed as a terrorist group. The truth is that the IRGC is very important to Iran and they are not going to compromise on it.”
The IRGC is at the heart of the Iranian administration’s power base, and its activities in Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq and Syria are influenced by Iran’s eyes on Muslim terrorism, the United States, and the monarchy of the Gulf countries that depend on the United States. Has played a central role in reducing. For their power.
The corps has been designated as a terrorist organization since 2019 and sanctions have been imposed in 2017, but activities throughout the Middle East have been taken off the table by Iran, and Iran will focus only on U.S. return conditions. Insist. Nuclear trading.
The United States withdrew from the agreement in 2018, leading Iran in stages, reducing its commitment under the agreement, including expanding its uranium enrichment capacity.
Mr. Marie said the Biden administration can only promise that the US under surveillance will remain in the deal as long as Iran complies with the terms.
Haraj said there are 500 other individuals and institutions subject to U.S. sanctions that have “directly affected” Iran’s relations with the West, and that the U.S. should take action against them as well. I asked.
Former Foreign Minister Karasi is the chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations in Tehran, and his views are closely in line with those of the Iranian government.
Marie refused to be cheerful about the deal, saying, “I think we’ve had a close relationship for quite some time and that’s a sign of the difficulty of the remaining problems.”
Also on Sunday, EU nuclear negotiation coordinator met with Iran’s foreign minister and his chief negotiator, “working to fill the remaining gap in #ViennaTalks,” EU diplomat Enrique Mora said before his trip. Tweeted. Many are at stake. “
In the United States, Republican and Democratic senators have met this week to form an alliance to prevent IRGC approval and lifting of sanctions on organizations.
“IRGC is a terrorist organization that has killed thousands of people, including Americans. I don’t believe the United States will remove its designation as a terrorist organization. IRGC Lebanon’s Hezbora,” the Israeli Prime Minister and Foreign Minister said in a joint statement last week. , Jihad in Gaza, Futis in Yemen, militia in Iraq. They kill Jews to be Jews, kill Christians to be Christians, and Islamic to refuse them to surrender to them. I’m a religious person. “
Despite his remarks in Israel, Blinken upheld the principle of trying to revive Iran’s nuclear program, saying: However, it has escaped since the United States withdrew from the agreement.
“But our commitment to the basic principle that Iran never acquires nuclear weapons, with or without agreement, is unwavering, and in some way we will continue to work closely with our Israeli partners. To go.”
Foreign Ministers from Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates also attended the Israeli Summit.
Marie has revealed that Britain has undertaken a task to negotiate the release of the US dual citizens, which is still being held in Iran. Her daughter accused British Foreign Minister Liz Truss of betrayal of her family.
According to the Foreign Ministry, when Mr. Tabaz was granted a temporary dismissal, the family complained about the number of armed guards accompanying him and was subsequently sent back to Evin Prison, but by representatives of the British and U.S. governments in Tehran. Moved to a hotel in the United Kingdom.