Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that a “negotiating window” to revive the 2015 nuclear deal was still open from Tehran’s side, media reported.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said at a weekly press conference that “an agreement is within reach” if the West shows the necessary resolve, Xinhua reported, citing IRNA.
He used the November midterm elections, which were ready to sign the draft nuclear deal, as an excuse to say Washington had lost the last chance to conclude a nuclear deal.
“During previous talks between Iran and the European Union’s chief negotiators, and among the bystanders of the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership in Amman, Jordan, the revival of the nuclear deal and anti-Iran sanctions have been underway. A good opportunity for demobilization arose last week.”
Kanani said the US again refused to come to the negotiating table, citing issues such as the domestic situation in Iran and the conflict in Ukraine.
He said the final draft was ready to be signed, the ball was basically in a US court, and that “non-constructive actions, such as proposing the adoption of a new anti-Tehran resolution to the Board of the International ‘, he said. The Energy Agency delayed the achievement of the nuclear deal.
Iran signed a nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with world powers in July 2015, pledging some restrictions on its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against the country. Agreed.
However, the United States withdrew from the agreement in May 2018 and reimposed unilateral sanctions against Tehran, prompting Tehran to cut some of its nuclear commitments under the agreement.
Talks on reviving the JCPOA began in Vienna in April 2021. No breakthrough was achieved after the latest talks in early August.
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