Iranian Foreign Minister: No Nuclear Deal Unless All Sanctions Immediately Lifted



Iran is insisting that all sanctions against the country be lifted immediately as part of any nuclear deal with world powers.

“This is the position that the government has insisted on from the start,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by the state-run IRNA news agency, Reuters reported.

The United States and European Union have imposed heavy sanctions on Iran that have crippled the Iranian economy in recent years. The United Nations has also imposed sanctions on Iran going back to 2006. The sanctions issue is one of the main sticking points in talks between Iran and the P5+1 nations (U.S., U.K., France, Russia, China, and Germany)-with America and the European countries calling for a gradual lifting of sanctions that are tied to Iran reaching specific milestones in a nuclear deal.

Talks between Iran and world powers are scheduled to resume talks on Thursday as the March 31 deadline for a political framework agreement approaches.




  1. Iran won’t cooperate now, why would they later?.
    People sometimes say, “well we don’t have proof Iran has nuclear weapons”.
    It isnt a mystery though, we know they are enriching in uranium and have vowed to destroy the west. Thats all it takes. why give the benefit of the doubt, no one at all truely knows where that nuclear energy is going. All the more reason we can’t trust Iran. Balancing it all out eh? NO! we must tip the scale and show them what America is really all about!

  2. “No deal is better than a bad deal”
    …….responce: Aproved force is better than disaproved deal!
    talking is either efficient, or its useless.
    right now, there is no efficiency, thus these yapping sessions are useless.

  3. If there wasnt anything to hide, we would have seen the facility.
    If it really was about energy instead of weapons,
    Iran would be boasting. They are not. They must be hiding stuff.
    I got a better idea. Iran shows transparency, and than we uplift the sanctions.
    For liberalism it seems, wither were trading to freely, or were putting to much sanctions down.
    Its always such a whining fest with them!