The West warns of its failure… and Iran to hold it responsible
German Chancellor Olaf Schulz warned that the chances of reviving the nuclear deal are dwindling, stressing that the “moment of truth” has come for Iranian officials.
“We now have an opportunity to reach an agreement that will allow sanctions to be lifted,” Schulz told the Munich Security Conference. But if we do not succeed very quickly, the negotiations may fail. Iranian officials have a choice. Now is the moment of truth.”
“We have come a long way in the Vienna negotiations in the last ten months,” he added. All the elements necessary to complete the negotiations are on the table,” he said, stressing that “it is unacceptable for Iran to continue enriching uranium and at the same time suspending the monitoring of the International Atomic Energy Agency.” to negotiate.” He believed that for this reason, it was repeatedly pointed out that a decision would have to be made soon as to whether a return to the 2015 nuclear deal was still appropriate.
In turn, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian told one of the Munich committees that the West “would be responsible for the failure of the talks in Vienna.” Abdullahian conditioned the success of the negotiations “as soon as possible” with the United States making “the necessary political decisions.” “We’ve never been this close to a deal,” he said. “The western side has to offer its initiatives and show flexibility… They haven’t shown any flexibility yet.”
Abdullahian repeated the accusations to the western parties, saying: “My colleagues and I are facing a double game in Vienna from the western side regarding the text and the timing.”