Tehran: EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said during a sudden visit to Tehran, negotiations to revive Iran’s nuclear deal stagnated for months and then resumed within a few days. Negotiations began in April last year, but ran into problems in March, especially over Iran’s request to remove the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from US terrorists, among the differences between Tehran and Washington.
“We plan to resume talks on JCPOA in the next few days … that is, soon, soon,” Borrell said at a press conference in the capital of Iran, referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The groundbreaking nuclear deal has been on the thread since US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018 and began imposing severe economic sanctions on US enemies.
The incumbent US President Joe Biden said it was the best path to Islamic republic and sought to return to an agreement. “Following this visit, Iran and the United States have also agreed that my team will resume negotiations to resolve the last open issue,” Borrell said.
The EU’s foreign policy director spoke on the second day of a previously unannounced visit to Tehran after a two-hour meeting with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdrahian. Amir Abdrahian confirmed the resumption of negotiations. Tehran’s key is “Iran’s full economic interests in the agreement signed in 2015,” said Amir Abdrahian.
“Especially the US side wants to make a realistic and fair effort of responsibility and commitment to reach the final stages of negotiations and agreements,” he added. On the eve of Borrell’s trip, Iran’s U.S. pointman Robert Murray reiterated his firm commitment to “return to the deal” on a meal with EU diplomats, according to EU coordinator Enrique Mora at the meeting. rice field” . “We continue to work on meaningful diplomatic paths in consultation with our European partners,” Marie said in a tweet.
France, one of the six world powers that have agreed to the 2015 agreement, urged Iran on Friday to “conclude this diplomatic opportunity now, although this is still possible.” Iran’s nuclear agreements with Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States have provided relief from sanctions in exchange for a guarantee that nuclear weapons cannot be developed. Iran has always denied that it wants nuclear weapons.
In April, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States still believes that returning to the agreement is “the best way to tackle the nuclear issue raised by Iran.” Blinken warned at the time that the “breakout time” for Iran to develop a nuclear bomb would be “within a few weeks” after the deal pushed up for more than a year. The Board of Directors of the International Atomic Energy Agency passed a resolution this month accusing Iran of failing to adequately explain the previously found traces of enriched uranium at three sites where Tehran did not declare that it hosted nuclear activities. Adopted.
On the same day, June 8, Tehran said it had disconnected many IAEA cameras that were monitoring nuclear sites. IAEA chief Rafael Grossi later confirmed that 27 cameras had been disconnected, leaving about 40 remaining. He warned that Iran’s move could have a “fatal blow” to the negotiations unless UN nuclear observer inspectors were granted access within three to four weeks.
During the talks in Vienna aimed at resurrecting the agreement, Iran has repeatedly sought guarantees from the Biden administration that Trump’s withdrawal would not be repeated. According to Iranian analyst Ahmad Zeidabadi, Borrell said, “If the negotiations are not agreed, we will declare that the negotiation failure will be announced in the coming days and weeks and give an ultimatum.” became. But he told AFP, “I think there’s a good chance that an agreement will be reached.” Because it benefits the various parties. – AFP