Iran has denied media reports that it entered into secret negotiations with the United States through Oman, the Fars news agency reported.
An official spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Said Khatibzadeh, said:
“Negotiations between Tehran and Washington have not taken place and will not take place”.
U.S. President Donald Trump “does not understand the nature of international relations, such reports are intended for domestic consumption and may be useful to Trump,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.
“The path is clear. Trump must admit his mistake and stop this inhumane and comprehensive war, unjust sanctions (against Iran), as well as compensate for all the damage he has caused the Iranian people,” the IRI Foreign Ministry added.
In 2009, the previous administration in the White House, headed by Barack Obama, initiated a confidential channel of communication with Iranian officials, using the mediation efforts of the Omani authorities. In recent years, the position of the Iranian leadership, voiced repeatedly by the Supreme Leader and spiritual leader of IRI, Ayatollah Seyid Ali Khamenei, has been reduced to the formula “neither war nor negotiations with America”.
As TOP NEWS was informed, earlier this month the U.S. unilaterally declared all international sanctions against Iran, which were in force until the conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCAP, Multilateral Agreement on Tehran’s Nuclear Program 2015), to be “re-enacted”. – Ed.). According to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the sanctions have been “in force again” since September 19… According to the White House position, by this time the 30-day deadline had expired after President Donald Trump announced plans to return all UN restrictive measures against Tehran on August 19. Thus, the mechanism to restore sanctions laid down in resolution 2231 of the UN Security Council (July 20, 2015), which approved the nuclear deal with Iran the same year.
Russia, the U.S., China, Britain, France, Germany, and Iran signed the OHRLLS in July 2015. The Treaty provides for the lifting of sanctions against Tehran in exchange for the termination of its nuclear development. In May 2018, the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal, announcing the restoration and tightening of sanctions against Tehran.