(Washington) The United States, which has been in indirect talks with Iran for two months in an effort to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, said on Monday it was not yet clear whether Tehran would return to honor its obligations.
“We do not yet know what Iran wants, and we are ready to do anything to re-evaluate the agreement,” US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told a parliamentary hearing in Washington. “We are still trying to figure this out,” he added.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), verified by UN Security Council Resolution 2231, was concluded in 2015 between the Islamic Republic of Vienna and the so-called P5 + 1 Group (China, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and Germany). .
It provides relief to Tehran from international sanctions in exchange for guarantees that Iran will not seek to buy nuclear weapons.
But he has been dying since the United States unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018, under the leadership of Donald Trump, before re-establishing the US sanctions that allowed the deal to be lifted.
In response, Tehran exploded most of the defenses for the nuclear program it has adopted in Vienna since 2019.
Mr. Trump’s successor, Joe Biden, has said he is ready to return to the deal if Iran returns to nuclear sanctions. While still in agreement by the other states, the two adversaries have been negotiating in Vienna since early April, a compromise called by the Americans against the full respect of the treaty.
Negotiations are set to resume over the weekend in the Austrian capital.
“We’m not even on the verge of returning to the status quo, and we do not know if that’s possible,” said Anthony Blingen.
“We do not yet know [M. Biden] And [M. Blinken] They are ready to bury Trump’s failed maximum pressure policy […] And stop using #economic terrorism as a tool to gain advantage in the negotiations, ”Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded on Twitter, saying it was“ time to change course ”for them.
Mr Zarif says Iran “complies” with the nuclear deal, citing Article 36 of the text, which allows one party to suspend all or part of its obligations in the event of a default by another party.
From the beginning Mr. Iran views Trump’s unilateral condemnation as a “violation” of the letter and spirit of the Vienna Convention.