Iran has refused to hold direct talks with the United States and indirect talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, aimed at preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, stopped in June.
Iran’s foreign minister told state television that the United States had used mediators at the United Nations last month in an attempt to establish contacts.
Iran has been unable to obtain tens of billions of dollars from its foreign bank assets, especially from oil and gas exports, due to US sanctions on the banking and energy sectors.
The Iranian minister said, “The Americans tried to contact us through various channels (at the United Nations General Assembly) in New York, and I told the mediators that if America’s intentions are serious, a serious indication is needed…by releasing at least $10 billion in funds.” frozen”.
“They are not ready to release 10 billion dollars belonging to the Iranian people so that we can say that the Americans have taken into account the interests of the Iranian people once during the past several decades,” Amir Abdollahian said in the television interview.