Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS), and Iran’s Chief Nuclear Negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and their delegations wait for the start of the JCPOA Joint Committee meeting in Vienna, Austria on September 9. December 2021. EU Delegation to Vienna / EEAS / Handouts via REUTERS
December 9, 2021
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It will take several days to assess whether Iran can show flexibility in negotiations over Tehran and Washington’s resumption of compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, a State Department spokesman said. US Ned Price told reporters on Thursday.
“It will probably be (will) be a few more days until we know where the Iranians are in light of this round of restart and… the flexibility they may or may not be willing to show,” Price said. speak.
Asked if Iran could buy time in the negotiations and seek to exploit US weaknesses, he said: “I can assure you that if the Iranian regime suspects the US is weak, they will. It will be amazing.”
Price has sought to assuage criticism that Iran has forced major powers to join the negotiations while making progress on its nuclear program.
“We have been very clear that Iran will not be able to play in time, that Iran’s nuclear escalation and provocations will not give Iran any additional leverage in the negotiations,” he said. this negotiation. powers to reinstate the 2015 agreement.
“The only thing these provocations and escalations are going to do is bring us closer to the point where a crisis is possible. And we are not looking for a crisis,” Price added, saying Washington wants a diplomatic solution and he hopes Iran is not looking for a crisis.
The Vienna talks take place between Iran and the five powers still in agreement – Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia – following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US in 2018. Under the deal, Iran limited its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.
(Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis, Arshad Mohammed and Mohammad Zarghan; Writing by Arshad Mohammed; editing by Diane Craft and Mark Porter)
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