US Reluctance to Lift All Sanctions Main Obstacle to Reviving 2015 Pact – Iran Official

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States’ reluctance to lift all sanctions on Iran is the main challenge to restoring the 2015 nuclear accord, a senior Iranian foreign ministry official is quoted by Iranian media as saying. said on Sunday.

Indirect talks between Washington and Tehran on restoring their nuclear treaty broke down with-formal-meeting-officials-2021-12-03 on Friday, with both sides saying they would resume next week, as Western officials voiced frustration at Republicans’ sweeping demands Islamic.

Iran’s Tasnim news agency quoted the unnamed official as saying: “It is clear that Washington’s reluctance to completely abandon sanctions is the main challenge to the progress of the negotiations.

“We believe an agreement can be reached if the US government abandons its maximum pressure campaign and the European parties show flexibility and serious political will in the negotiations.”

Iran and major powers began negotiations in April to bring Tehran and Washington into full compliance with a pact abandoned by former US President Donald Trump three years ago.

However, the talks stopped after the election of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in June.

A year after Trump re-imposed harsh sanctions on Iran, Tehran has begun to gradually violate the agreement’s nuclear limits.

Iran wants all sanctions imposed by the United States to be lifted in a verifiable process.

While stressing that the United States still wants to revive the deal under which Iran limited its nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions, a senior State Department official said: said on Saturday is short time.

(Written by John Irish and Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky) US Reluctance to Lift All Sanctions Main Obstacle to Reviving 2015 Pact – Iran Official


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