Iran denies report of “new package” as preliminary step for new deal

TEHRAN, Iran dismissed on Sunday reported claims it received an offer of a “new package,” which would be a prelude to accept a new agreement within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Local media quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying that if other sides can observe Iran’s rights in JCPOA and act in full compliance, the deal will survive and other issues would be baseless and ignorable.

Qasemi added that such claims are baseless and aim to create negative atmosphere and to deviate dialogue between Iran and other parties of JCPOA – Britain, Germany, Russia, China and France.

Following unilateral “illegal” departure of the US from this international deal and in response to request of other sides to remain in the deal, Iran clearly announced that if other sides can guarantee Iran’s rights, Tehran will remain in the deal, Qasemi said.

The spokesman underlined that it is important that whether the other sides are able to act upon their commitments in JCPOA or not, this will be determining in the upcoming talks.

Source: Kuwait News Agency