Iran responds to US comments on draft nuclear deal

Iran’s response to US draft nuclear deal

Iran has accepted the draft agreement text submitted by the European Union (EU) to revive the nuclear agreement and accepted as the final roadmap in the negotiations. USAHe conveyed his views in response to the answer given by .

In a written statement, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kenani announced that the US response to the draft agreement text was examined by Tehran at various levels and the prepared response was sent to the coordinator of the negotiations.

“The submitted text has a constructive approach to concluding negotiations,” Kenani said. used the phrase.

Vedant Patel, Deputy Spokesperson of the US Department of State, said in a written statement on the subject, “We can confirm that we have received Iran’s response. We are looking into it, we will respond, but unfortunately it is not constructive.” made its assessment.

NUCLEAR AGREEMENT AND NEGOTIATION PROCESS WITH IRAN

An agreement was signed in 2015 between Iran and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the USA, Russia, China, the UK and France, and Germany (5+1), in which Tehran’s nuclear activities were regulated and controlled in return for the lifting of sanctions.

When Washington unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018 under former President Donald Trump and began reimposing sanctions on Iran, Tehran gradually stopped its commitments to the agreement and took a series of steps, including high-level enrichment of uranium.

Negotiations held in Vienna under the coordination of the European Union (EU) since April 2021 for the re-implementation of the agreement and the return of the USA to the agreement ended on 8 August, while the parties reached a final agreement after the draft agreement text presented by the EU, which assumed the coordination of the negotiations. It gave much more positive signs than the previous months.

On 15 August, Iran conveyed its views to the EU on the draft agreement presented by the EU and accepted as the final roadmap in nuclear negotiations. The Negotiation Coordinator and EU High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell described Iran’s response as “reasonable”.

The US also sent its response on Iran’s views on August 24. Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Emir Abdullahiyan said in a statement on 31 August that they wanted sanctions for the nuclear deal to be lifted and stronger assurances that the United States would not leave the agreement again.




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