TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said Japan has proposed an initiative for the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Amirabdollahian told Kyodo News on Sunday that any initiative from Japan that aligns with “Iran’s interests” would be viewed positively by Tehran.
“We support the constructive role of Japan in reviving the nuclear deal,” he added.
The Iranian foreign minister did not detail the initiative. He said he received the proposal from the Japanese government when he visited Tokyo in August and met Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and then Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi.
Amirabdollahian also said that “excessive demands” by the United States, Britain, France and Germany regarding the nuclear deal have delayed the talk’s progress.
He attributed the delay to “interference” by the countries in a domestic issue of Iran, particularly regarding the last year’s riots.
Iran and the remaining parties to the JCPOA — Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany — started talks in Vienna in April 2021. While the parties noted progress in multiple rounds of talks, the indecisiveness shown by Washington has prevented any significant breakthrough.
On May 1, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani reiterated Tehran’s readiness for the conclusion of negotiations on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal and the removal of sanctions against Iran, warning the other parties that such a window will not remain open forever.