“We will hold Iran responsible for the actions of its followers who attack the Americans” in Iraq, said State Department spokesman Ned Price, hours after missiles were fired at the US embassy in Baghdad.
However, the American official made it clear that “US forces will avoid contributing to an escalation that is in the interest of Iran.”
On the other hand, the United States expressed its concern about Tehran’s announcement of its intention to suspend the implementation of the additional protocol.
Price said, “Washington supports the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency while it is preparing to meet the Iranians within the framework of a meeting of the Five Plus One Group.”
Price added, “The United States is ready to negotiate to a stage in which Iran returns to its obligations and at that time Washington will return to the agreement, but he denied knowledge of any official response from Iran to the European invitation to negotiate.”
On the Yemeni issue, Price said, “The visit, which was initiated by Special Envoy Tim Lenderking to the Gulf, will include talks with senior officials and will seek to reach a political solution to the Yemeni crisis and aid for the Yemeni people, and it shows the extent of the US interest in finding a solution to the Yemeni crisis.”
In response to a question about the American position on the Moroccan Sahara, Price said, “The United States welcomes Morocco’s steps to improve its relations with Israel and supports the role of the United Nations in reaching a solution to the Sahara file, denying the existence of anything new in light of the ongoing review by the current administration of the policies and decisions of the previous administration.” “.
On Monday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the United States would seek to strengthen and extend the agreement concluded between world powers and Iran, which aims to limit its nuclear program.
“The United States remains committed to not obtaining a nuclear weapon for Iran. Diplomacy is the best path to achieving this goal,” Blinken said in a recorded speech at the United Nations’ Conference on Disarmament.
Blinken said that US President Joe Biden said that if Iran returned to “strict compliance” with the nuclear agreement concluded in 2015, his administration would do the same.
“We will also endeavor, through working with allies and partners, to prolong the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear agreement), and to address other concerns, such as Iran’s destabilizing behavior in the region and the development and proliferation of ballistic missiles,” the US secretary added.
“Iran should comply with safeguards agreements with the agency and its international obligations,” he added.
#Attacks #Iraq #Washington #warns #Iran