The Biden administration is moving to reverse its predecessors’ decision to withdraw the U.S. from the JCPOA in 2018.
President Joe Biden’s administration is ready to join talks with Iran and other states on the U.S. return to the nuclear agreement (JCPOA). A U.S. State Department official said this, The Hill reported Friday, Feb. 19.
“The United States will accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a P5+1 meeting with Iran to discuss a diplomatic pathway on Iran’s nuclear program,” the U.S. foreign policy official said.
The Biden administration is thus taking another step toward reversing the previous government’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the JCPOA deal in 2018. The secretary of state, in a recent conversation with European foreign ministers, agreed that the Iran nuclear deal “is a key achievement of multilateral diplomacy.”
In addition, Washington is lifting a series of decisions to impose diplomatic sanctions against Tehran initiated by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In particular, restrictions on visits of Iranian officials to the UN headquarters in New York are lifted.
As a reminder, Iran earlier began to produce uranium metal. Metallic uranium, which is used to make a nuclear bomb and is banned from production, began to be produced in Iran.
In turn, Europe reacted to the production of uranium metal in Iran. Iran has no convincing justification for actions that are a crucial step toward the development of nuclear weapons, the German Foreign Ministry said.