US Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Friday that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken plans to meet with his Iranian counterpart at next week’s UN summit, according to Fars News Agency. No ally in New York.
“We have been in contact with the Iranians in Vienna and these consultations will continue,” Linda Thomas Greenfield told reporters. “We do not have any direct plans to hold bilateral meetings while they are here, but that does not mean that we do not value consulting with the Iranians because we want to move forward on issues related to Borjam.”
Hours earlier, Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in New York, told reporters that President Ayatollah Seyyed Ibrahim Ra’isi would attend the summit on Tuesday morning, September 21 (local time). The leaders of the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations will deliver a virtual speech.
Takht-e Ravanchi said: President Ayatollah Ra’isi will give a virtual speech on the morning of the first day of the summit, and the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran headed by Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will be present in New York.
Joe Biden’s government claims that it intends to pave the way for his country to return to the BRICS nuclear deal through ongoing talks in the Austrian capital, Vienna.
So far, six rounds of talks have been held in Vienna between the United States and other parties to the Security Council other than Iran to facilitate the return of the United States to the Security Council. The parties say tangible progress has been made in the talks, but some differences remain.
One area of contention in the negotiations is the US insistence on maintaining some of the sanctions imposed on Iran by the Donald Trump administration after its withdrawal from the UN Security Council. In addition, the Biden administration has stated that it can provide no guarantee that subsequent US administrations will not withdraw from the UN Security Council.
In addition, US government officials have already stated that they intend to use the entry into the UN Security Council as a “platform” to address other disputes, including missile and regional issues.
Recently, the Supreme Leader stressed in a meeting that the Americans want to include a clause in the Borjam nuclear deal to oblige Iran to talk about missile and regional issues.
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Wednesday last week in his last meeting with the Twelfth Government noted: “Some issues should be discussed, otherwise we will not have an agreement.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said, “By saying this, they want to provide an excuse for their subsequent interventions on the principle of BRICS and missile and regional issues, and if Iran refuses to discuss them, they will say that it has violated the agreement and the agreement is unresolved.”
The Islamic Republic of Iran has emphasized that, given that the United States has been a party to the agreement, it is Washington that must return to the agreement by lifting sanctions, and that the fulfillment of US obligations needs to be verified. Tehran, of course, has emphasized that it is not in a hurry to bring the United States back to the agreement.
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