US seeks to understand what exactly Tehran is ready to do to return to compliance with the “nuclear deal”
The United States believes that the multilateral talks, which began today in Vienna on the Iranian “nuclear deal,” are proceeding constructively. State Department spokesman Ned Price said this on Tuesday.
“We really see this as a constructive and definitely welcome step,” Price said.
He noted that the United States was not directly involved in the negotiations with Tehran.
“The Vienna talks, although we do not meet directly with the Iranians, as we have said, are a welcome step, a constructive step, a potentially useful step,” Price said, adding that the United States is keen to understand what exactly Tehran is ready to do in order to to return to compliance with the terms of the “nuclear deal”.
At the same time, the press secretary of the State Department noted that the United States is not going to fulfill the “maximalist demands of Iran.” The Iranian Foreign Minister said last week that Tehran was not happy with the phased lifting of sanctions, demanding a complete lifting of restrictions in exchange for a return to the terms of the “nuclear deal.”
The American delegation hopes to leave Vienna “with a better understanding of the future plan for both sides, so that Iran resumes compliance with the nuclear deal,” Price added, acknowledging that “negotiations with Iran will be difficult.”