Iranian President Hassan Rouhani mentioned on Monday that his nation is not going to negotiate its missile program, and that Joe Biden “properly is aware of” Tehran already rejected US plans so as to add the problem to the nuclear talks.
Projected US President-elect Biden could attempt to return to the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers earlier than wider talks that would embrace Iran’s ballistic missiles, however Rouhani mentioned on Monday that Tehran is not going to settle for any preconditions.
He additionally famous that he has not heard from Biden that the US would search one other take care of Iran, whether it is to return to its commitments inside the 2015 nuclear accord, or the Joint Fee of the Joint Complete Plan of Motion (JCPOA).
“The JCPOA isn’t negotiable, whether or not all events implement the deal we have already got or nobody implements it,” Rouhani mentioned.
Missile and regional points don’t have anything to do with the JCPOA. The People argued for months to incorporate [Iran’s] missiles within the negotiations and we rejected it. Or they tried to lift regional points, however we didn’t agree.
“Trump was unaware of those [talks], however Biden properly is aware of what has been raised within the  negotiations,” Rouhani famous. “These aren’t negotiable. What’s on the desk is that every one events return to their commitments.”
Rouhani additionally mentioned that Iran has suffered enormous harm due to US sanctions previously three years, however Tehran is not going to use the problem of compensation as a precondition in any talks.
President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear pact in 2018, reimposing a variety of sanctions on the nation, however Biden has proposed providing Iran a “credible path again to diplomacy.”
Tehran had earlier dominated out halting its missile program or altering its regional coverage.
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