Negotiations between Iran and the “world powers” over the resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal will resume this weekend, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on Wednesday.
The leaders of the Biden administration hoped to sign an agreement with Iran ahead of Iran’s June 18 presidential election, which could complicate negotiations, Sherman said.
“I know negotiations will resume over the coming weekend,” Sherman said at a virtual event hosted by the German Marshall Fund.
“I think it happened great progress “But from my own experience, down to the last detail, I mean the nail. We will not know if we have an agreement,” said Sherman, who was part of the Obama administration team that was negotiating the agreement. Iran:
Negotiations are looking for revive the landmark pact According to which, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions, which paved the way for a brief thaw in the decades-long US-Iran confrontation.
A number of obstacles to the resurgence of the Iranian nuclear deal remain in place before the talks, which suggest that a return to the 2015 agreement is still a long way off. Four diplomats, two Iranian officials and two analysts told Reuters.
“It is, of course, complicated by the Iranian presidential election, which takes place in just a few days,” Sherman added.
President Hassan Rouhani, pragmatic, who? promoted the initial transaction, it is widely expected that it will be followed by the legal successor of the hard line.
Iran’s top justice among the top six Conservative candidates Ibrahim Rice is considered the leader in the upcoming elections, Al Jazeera reports.
Former US President Donald Trump rejected the deal in 2018, claiming that it would allow Tehran to become a final nuclear power.
Trump re-imposed US sanctions and launched a “maximum pressure” campaign. Iran responded by violating the terms of the agreement and redistributing its enrichment capabilities.
Biden sought to restore the deal to its nuclear reach and, if possible, extend it to include issues such as Iran’s regional conduct and missile program.
Iran wants all sanctions lifted and deadlines not extended.
Addressing the US Senate Committee on June 8, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said it was unlikely the United States would lift all sanctions on Iran.
If Iran returned to the 2015 agreement that prevents it from developing a nuclear weapon, The United States will lift the sanctions “Iran’s nuclear program is not about US-led aggression,” Blinken said.
“I predicted that even if compliance were restored, hundreds of sanctions would remain in place, including those imposed by the Trump administration,” Blinken said.
“If they do not coincide with the JCPOA, they will remain in place until Iran’s behavior changes,” Blinken said.
JCPOA is an acronym that is often used to refer to the official name of the 2015 Agreement to refer to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Blinken said that after leaving the agreement, Iran is on track to get enough material for a nuclear bomb within a few months.
In the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which have refused to revive a nuclear deal with Iran, have been working with Tehran to contain tensions and have been lobbying for further security concerns.
“The Gulf states have said, ‘Well, the United States can go back (to the nuclear deal).’ Abdulaziz Sager, who was actively involved in the past informal Saudi-Iranian dialogue, told Reuters.