Iran’s foreign minister held a phone call with his Qatari counterpart to discuss the latest developments regarding the agreement to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Qatar’s Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani talked on Sunday night to review bilateral relations and some consular issues as well as the latest status of the negotiations to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – or JCPOA.
According to Qatari sources, Al Thani reiterated Doha’s hope for Iran and the US to reach a consensus to revive the nuclear deal and reaching a fair agreement for all, taking into consideration the concerns of all parties. Al Thani also stressed that this agreement is in the interest of the security and stability of the region.
This was the second phone conversation between Amir-Abdollahian and Al Thani as the agreement on the JCPOA revival seems at a critical stage as Iran has hardened its position in recent days with insisting on demands, such as compensation if the US leaves the agreement or a pledge not to reinstate sanctions, but the Biden Administration has responded that it can only offer assurances to Tehran for the duration of its current term.
On Monday, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani reiterated Tehran’s harder position in the nuclear talks, insisting on guarantees and an end to a probe into its past activities, that Tehran has once again transmitted its latest to the European Union, which acts as a mediator, and is awaiting a response from Washington.
The United States on August 31 called Iran’s latest response “not constructive”, as soon as it was delivered on the same day.