Nuclear deal won’t be renegotiated

[In this IRIB report, Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, considers renegotiating JCPOA impossible.]

The reporter says: The case of nuclear negotiation is closed. Negotiation over technical issues is not possible any longer.

Salehi asserts: We negotiated once, and the issue of negotiation is closed. Because if they want to negotiate, it will be over technical issues, right? As for sanctions, unfortunately, they are creating problems. In technical issues, they say ‘there are problems, and we should renegotiate, and Iran’s nuclear activities have not been restricted.’ This is what they say. And it is on technical issues that they are insisting on renegotiating. And we aren’t ready for that. We did the technical negotiations. And the case is closed. And so far, International Atomic Energy Agency has announced it 8 times that Iran is acting according to its obligations in JCPOA.

Reporter concludes: Renegotiating JCPOA is not possible. Member of delegation overseeing implementation of JCPOA emphasized that JCPOA is an international agreement, adding that Iran considers impossible any negotiations or revision in the nuclear deal. Velayati, in meeting with the head of France’s Diplomatic Academy, asked Europeans, particularly France, to adopt independent policies in this regard.