Iran wants the US to lift all sanctions and reject any easing “graduallyThe foreign ministry said on Saturday that talks on the resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers would take place in Vienna next week.
The comments came as France urged Iran to remain constructive in indirect talks with Washington in the Austrian capital, which is part of broader talks.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Gaddafi said Tehran was opposed to easing any sanctions. “No step-by-step plan has been considered, ”Kadipchade told state broadcaster Press TV. “The ultimate policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to lift all U.S. sanctions.”
Khadibsadeh’s words came later US State Department spokeswoman Jalina Porter said at a meeting in the Austrian capital, Vienna, next week that she would “address the issue of Iran’s nuclear program.” Agreement. “.
“We do not anticipate specific sanctions, but we are confident that the United States will take steps to ease sanctions in light of that compromise (by Iran), which is open to debate,” Porter told a news conference.
Former President Donald Trump expelled the United States from the nuclear deal in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions on Iran, prompting Tehran to violate some nuclear restrictions in the deal. Trump’s successor Joe Biden wants to reactivate the deal, but Washington and Tehran disagree on who should take the first step. The US State Department has said that the focus of the Vienna talks will be on the nuclear measures that Iran must take to comply with the nuclear deal.
Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany and Britain – all parties to the 2015 deal – held virtual talks on Friday to discuss the US return to the deal.
Following a call from his Iranian counterpart Mohammed Javad Zarif on Saturday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement that he had called for further violations of Iran’s nuclear promises.
Iranian officials have announced that they will withdraw their obligations on many aspects of the agreement, which has raised fears among signatories that the deal could collapse. However, Tehran continues to argue that these measures could be reversed if the United States lifts sanctions and returns to the agreement.
Tehran also rejected US demands, and Washington unilaterally withdrew from the agreement, imposing sanctions, demanding that the United States return to the agreement before setting conditions. Has refused to include its missile program in the negotiations.
With information from Reuters and Europa Press