Iran echoed its concern that the United States should provide guarantees to not abandon 2015 nuclear deal with world powers again, if talks to revive the agreement succeed.
Indirect talks between Iran and the United States was stalled in June after the election of hardline Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, which are set to resume on Nov. 29 in Vienna to find ways to reinstate the deal.
Echoing Iran’s official stance, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Washington must lift all sanctions imposed on Tehran in a verifiable process and “recognise its fault in ditching the pact”.
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri-Kani will travel this week as Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs to the capitals of three European parties to the nuclear pact.
2015 Iran Nuclear Deal
- The Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is a landmark accord reached between Iran and several world powers, including the United States, in July 2015.
- Under its terms, Iran agreed to dismantle much of its nuclear program and open its facilities to more extensive international inspections in exchange for billions of dollars’ worth of sanctions relief.
- The five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Germany—collectively known as the P5+1. The European Union also took part.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the accord three years ago and reimposed sanctions on Iran.