Iran Says US not Showing Necessary Will to Revive Nuclear Agreement
Tehran on Monday, April 11, questioned Washington’s will in reaching an agreement to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement that GOP then-president Donald Trump destroyed, with key sticking points unresolved after talks halted last month.
Iran has been engaged for a year in negotiations with France, Germany, Britain, Russia, and China directly, and the United States indirectly to revive the deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Negotiations in the Austrian capital Vienna aim to return the United States to the nuclear deal, including through the lifting of sanctions on Iran, and to ensure Tehran’s full compliance with its commitments.
“We really don’t know if we’ll get a deal or not, because the United States hasn’t shown the necessary will to reach an agreement,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
“What remains are the decisions of Washington,” he added.
Earlier this month, Khatibzadeh’s counterpart in the State Department Ned Price said it was Tehran that was not giving way to make a deal possible, but that Washington still believed there was an “opportunity to overcome our remaining differences.”
The US unilateral withdrawal from the accord in 2018 under then-president Donald Trump and the reimposition of biting economic sanctions under a “maximum pressure” campaign prompted Iran to begin publicly rolling back on its own commitments. (TOI / VFI News)
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