Iranian Politicians Concerned by Raisi’s Vagueness of Nuclear Talk Strategy

Iran wants goodwill gestures from US, but didn't say what

President Ebrahim Raisi’s government has yet to start nuclear talks in earnest, though officials have suggested these talks could happen soon.. Iranian politicians are speaking out, however, questioning the lack of direction.

Political figures and diplomats are both expressing concern at the “ambiguous” strategy the administration is taking. The concern may be that they are taking too long and risking wasting opportunities.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian issued a statement saying Iran wants a “goodwill” action from the US as part of resuming talks. Politicians say they are bewildered by decisions to push this stance without saying what they actually want.

Talks went on hold in the lead-up to Iran’s election, and have not restarted yet. This has seen the US dancing around the matter, expressing doubt Raisi really wants talks. Raisi and other figures say they want the talks, but so far haven’t managed to make those talks happen.

Author: Jason Ditz

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