The White House warned Wednesday that the indirect negotiations with Iran that are ongoing in Vienna have reached an “urgent point” and that an agreement needs to be reached soon to revive the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.
“Our talks with Iran have reached an urgent point on mutual return to full implementation of the JCPOA,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. She added that if a deal isn’t reached in the “coming weeks,” Iran’s nuclear advancements would “will make it impossible for us to return to the JCPOA.”
The idea that if Iran advances its civilian nuclear program too far it will render the JCPOA ineffective is a common talking point for Biden officials. But no matter how many advancements are made, Iran can always bring its nuclear program into the strict limits set by the JCPOA.
Despite the warnings from Psaki, she also said that a “deal that addresses the core concerns of all sides is in sight.” Earlier in the week, the State Department also said a deal was “in sight.”
For their part, Iranian officials have said progress hinges on whether or not the US is willing to give Iran the necessary sanctions relief, which has been the issue since the beginning of negotiations. President Biden has maintained a hardline by refusing to lift all Trump-era sanctions.
Iran also wants guarantees from Biden that the US won’t withdraw from the JCPOA again. But since the deal is not a treaty and faces opposition in Congress, future administrations will not be bound by it.
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The USA wants it all. Iran wants the illegal unilateral cruel sanctions lifted first, then will reverse changes made since then. This is unchanged, but the USA always adds more conditions. Does the USA want the deal, after all the work done before 2015, or not?
Apparently from the Zionist side there’s never been any consideration of removing sanctions; rather the deal offered seems to be the classic: “Either submit or I’ll break your knees.”
I would edit this to say: I’ll break your knee caps. It has more of a punch and a hint of Mafioso… Regardless, I take your point.
Even if Iran did submit, Israel would still want knees to be broken.
Failed nation or nothing.
Of course. No deal can be made that would satisfy Israel, because Israel wants the United States to destroy it.
It all rather sounds like a waste of time….(?)
“Time has been running out” for about a year now, maybe in another year it will be gone.
Are they just recycling the same news reports now? This is virtually identical to every previous article on this subject. “Yes, it’s in sight.” “Still have significant differences.” “Time is running out.” Day after day, week after week, not one word changes from each report.
Yeah, we know. How about a moratorium on any more of these until something actually happens? I’m at the point of frankly not giving a shit any more.
It was bad note-taking. Actually State said: If Iran doesn’t bend over and accept the DEAL, we will INCITE another war in the Middle East. . .Because: Iran Is ‘No. 1 Destabilizing’ Threat In Middle East, CENTCOM Nominee Says. . .really, he said that.
Time is running out on JCPOA.
Russia is going to invade Ukraine.
Israel Bombs Syria.
Israel threatens Iran with war.
US sanctions (fill in the blank).
Republicans call for more military spending to counter China.
Democrats call for more military spending to counter China.
Israel says Iran 4-6 months from having nuke.
It’s like the movie, “Groundhog Day”.
Had to edit comment to add Israel claiming Iran is near breakout time once again.
Another words…Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah…!
Time has run out already. What is US trying to achieve?
Iran of course wants to have sanctions lifted.
But sanctions no longer have an impact. The purpose of Russia 20 year deal with Iran, and China’s 25 is to assure Iiran of the long term assured integration into Eurasian economy. Even if the entire world outside SCO observed US sanctions, Iran will not be short in anything. It has energy resources to obtain all it needs, and the deal that will develop infrastructure and new industries fo diversify.
Sanctions are cruel IF necessities are not available. Access to the Western goods is no longer a real problem. What exactly does the West have that cannot be purchased elsewhere from the countries that do not comply with Us sanctions? Unless you care for brand names.
The deals came about after it became VERY obvious that Biden does not want to return to the deal. Biden in reality is wasting/buying time, looking for ways to undermine the regional integration. Saudis and Iran working together is a nightmare. So is Egypt, Saudis and Qatar joining SCO this past September.
So, up to old tricks. A transparent one — getting helpless UAE to get into Yemen again, and disuade Saudis frim cutting deal with Houthis. Hence, decllare the whole people of Notth Yemen terrorists! What about it? Americans could not care less what the Yemen fuss is all about, or even WHY do we so stick our nose there?
Next stir up the old Kurdish sore spot — get PKK supported PUK to challenge KDP for Presidency in Iraq, then ditch Greece by un-supporting projected Israeli gavpipeline, giving offer to Turkey, AND Ahoping Turkey ditches Russian gas. THEN sweet-talking to Qatar now that Qatar-Turkey have airport deal in Kabul. Ethiopia mess not doing well, norvMyanmar, nor Libya, nor Argentina, nor Brazil. And so on.
Oh what a tangled web we weave..,,
Except that caravan is moving on.
And we wonder what is Putin’s next move. And Xi’s next move.
Or their next move.
We are looking at them, hidden in plain sight.
White House Does Not Want to Revive Iran Deal
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