Iranian press calls direct talks with US a ‘trap’

Gagnoncharlotte
2 min readJan 27, 2022

After Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian opened the door for the possibility of direct Iran-US talks if there is a “good deal,” Iranian and Western media outlets have been rife with speculation.

However, an article from Nour News stated that the current negotiations in Vienna with the original members of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal, minus the United States, which exited in 2018, have always been about a good deal and that Iran is not interested in “negotiations under pressure, negotiations for the sake of negotiations, or wasting time and searching for excuses why the Western countries have fled from their commitments.”

The article stated that Iran has shown that it has no problems “negotiating with the enemy when the interests of the country” are needed. The article concluded, however, that despite the progress being made in Vienna, because “of the US extra demands and unconstructive behavior, there is still a lot of distance to a good deal and there is no necessity for direct talks.”

The article stated that given that sanctions are currently being “neutralized,” the United States is using the promise of direct talks as a “trap” to prevent Iran from traveling down its current path.

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