The United States wanted to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran three years after its withdrawal from the agreement. This is reported by Reuters, citing sources.
The department said that they agreed to hold negotiations with other participants in the deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA): Russia, China, France, Great Britain, and Germany. Washington does not yet pin great hopes on the upcoming meeting and admits that difficult negotiations lie ahead.
Meanwhile, Tehran itself does not see the need for bilateral negotiations with the United States – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote about this on Twitter. He also said that next Tuesday, April 6, a meeting of the delegation of the countries that are still members of the JCPOA will be held in Vienna.
The fact that the Biden administration is considering the possibility of easing sanctions against Iran, which were introduced during the term of the previous President Donald Trump, was reported back in late February. However, Tehran has consistently refused to meet informally on the JCPOA.
The JCPOA agreement on Iran was concluded in the summer of 2015 between Tehran and six intermediary countries. Later, Iran was caught in gross violations of the agreements. In early May 2018, Trump announced Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the deal and the resumption of anti-Iranian sanctions. Iran announced the abandonment of the JCPOA agreements in January 2020.
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