The U.S. hopes that common interests will help strengthen work with Russia and China on the Iranian issue, a senior State Department official said.
The interest in talks with Tehran, led by the EU and involving the “six” international mediators, including Moscow and Beijing, had previously been reported.
“In the past, Russia and China have played a constructive role during the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiations because they were not interested in Iran getting nuclear weapons, they were not interested in the conflict in the region,” said a State Department spokesman
It is more likely that the same interests remain, and despite serious disagreements, it is possible to work with the Russian and Chinese sides, he stressed.
In 2015, Iran and the “six” international mediators (Russia, the US, the UK, China, France, and Germany) reached an agreement on the settlement of the Iranian atom problem.
The implementation of the adopted plan removes economic and financial sanctions imposed on Iran by the UN Security Council, the U.S., and the European Union.
The U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 and imposed sanctions. Restrictions continue to be imposed by the United States to this day.