Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said when he met with representatives of Iran’s Baski militia in Tehran on November 26, local time, that negotiations could not resolve the issue between Iran and the United States.
According to Iran News TV, Khamenei said that the United States refused to lift sanctions on Iran during the negotiations, and the United States and its European allies tried to seek a potential agreement with Iran. Strip Iran of its “defensive military power.” He also said that the purpose of recent Western pressure on Iran is to make Iran compromise in the negotiations.
In July 2015, Iran reached a nuclear deal with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany. In May 2018, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the agreement, and subsequently restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran. Since May 2019, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of some of the terms of the agreement, but promised that the measures taken are “reversible”. From April 2021, the parties to the Iran nuclear deal will hold several rounds of talks in Vienna, the capital of Austria, to discuss the issue of the US-Iran resumption of compliance, with the US indirectly participating in the negotiation.