Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres that diplomatic contacts continue to revive the JCPOA nuclear deal.
Amir-Abdollahian, stated that communications with the United States are taking place, and an initiative by Oman remains on the table. If the other parties are willing, Iran is determined to return to the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).
The Iranian foreign minister met with Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday.
The diplomatic efforts of the United States and Europe to address the Iranian nuclear issue come at a time when Israel considers these actions insufficient and emphasizes the need to increase pressure and resort to serious military threats.
Negotiations to resurrect the JCPOA, which former US President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018, collapsed about a year ago. Washington has been exploring alternative approaches to encourage Tehran to curb its nuclear program. Recently, the Biden administration released a total of $8.7 billion in Iran’s funds blocked in Iraq and South Korea.
Amir-Abdollahian also had a meeting with his Saudi counterpart in New York. According to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where the two sides discussed bilateral relations and regional issues.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in an interview with Fox News on Thursday, highlighted the danger posed by Iran potentially acquiring nuclear weapons. He stated, "If they obtain one, we'll have to acquire one for security reasons and to maintain the balance of power in the Middle East. However, we do not wish to see that happen."