The Iran Project : The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry categorically dismissed the idea of talks on a new Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
According to The Iran Project,Nasser Kanaani made the remarks while speaking at his weekly press conference on Monday morning.
Asked about speculations on talks for a new nuclear deal with Iran, known as JCPOA II, Kanaani said, “Such ideas are presented by the parties that have reneged on their commitments.”
He said certain signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal that have failed to honor their commitments under the JCPOA seek to propose “diversionary ideas” in order to shirk their responsibilities.
“Iran sees no necessity for another JCPOA,” he underlined.
The senior Iranian diplomat noted that the JCPOA, concluded in 2015, has already detailed the responsibilities of all parties.
Iran has repeatedly made it clear that the only solution to the revival of the JCPOA is the commitment of all parties to the full, effective, and verifiable implementation of the deal.
Referring to the ongoing Israeli crimes in the Gaza Strip, Kanaani said that the United Nations Security Council showed that it cannot fulfill its duties at critical times.
Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the territory’s Palestinian Resistance movements waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime’s decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians.
The health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Sunday said the death toll from the Israeli war on Gaza had risen to at least 17,997, most of them women and children. There were an additional 49,229 wounded.
Tel Aviv has also cut off one of the most densely populated places in the world from basic supplies, such as water, electricity, and fuel. Shortage of medical supplies and food has left 2.3 million Palestinians at risk of starvation.
“The Security Council has failed to fulfill its duty to ensure international peace and security and prevent war and has done nothing at this critical stage. The US veto shows an impasse in the UNSC and its inability to do its duty,” the spokesman said.
Iran believes that the UNSC should have a more democratic structure and should act in a more effective way when it comes to ensuring international peace and security, he added.
Kan'ani once again expressed Iran’s gratitude over the “responsible act” by the UN chief to raise the attention of the Security Council to the Gaza war and criticized the US government for refusing to heed the call by Guterres and the international community for a stop to Israel’s brutal attacks on Gaza.
The American government showed that it is against the international community and has no fear of being the sole supporter of the Israeli regime, the spokesman said.
He added that the US veto indicated that Washington has not only voted down the stop of the war but it has also voted for “the continuation of barbarism against the innocent Palestinian nation.”
On the presence of Iranian military advisors in Syria, the spokesman said that they are in the Arab country in response to an official request by the Syrian government.
Their presence is legal and part of Iran’s main principles to fight terrorism and help regional countries, he added.
Kan'ani called US air and missile attacks on Syrian soil an act of aggression, demanding the international community react to the violation of Syria’s national sovereignty and security. He also warned against attacks on Iranian positions and interests, saying that those attacks have not gone and will not go unanswered.
Offering explanations about a recent trip to Iraq by Iran’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, Kan'ani said Iran’s expectations from its Arab neighbor are clear.
“What military institutions and mechanisms are doing is within the framework of the assigned duties,” he said. “Efforts are ongoing in this direction, and we hope to reach the level expected by both sides.”
He also talked about the Iran-Russia cooperation regarding the new nuclear reactor and the parliament’s passing of an agreement on cooperation with Russia, saying the agreement had been signed by the two sides and has now been ratified by the parliament and gone through its legal process.
Asked about the cooperation between the two countries in the field of peaceful nuclear energy, he said that it is part of the bilateral cooperation agreement. “I don’t have more details about this,” he added.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman, speaking about the trial of a Swedish citizen in Iran, said the charges against the individual and the crimes committed by them are clear and have been already announced.
He added, “The details have been conveyed to the respective government. The case will go through its judicial process, and naturally, the judiciary will perform its inherent duties.”