Iran said on Wednesday that it had received the US response to an EU proposal aimed at reviving the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said Tehran has begun a “careful review” of the US response.
“This evening Iran received the US response through the European Union. The careful review of the response has started in Tehran,” Kanaani said. “Iran will share its view with the EU, as the coordinator of the nuclear talks, upon completion of Tehran’s review.”
The State Department confirmed that the US has responded to the proposal, which came after Iran gave its response. “As you know, we received Iran’s comments on the EU’s proposed final text through the EU. Our review of those comments has now concluded. We have responded to the EU today,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said.
Details of the US response aren’t yet known, but US officials have signaled there’s a chance the JCPOA could be revived under the EU proposal. A US official told Reuters on Monday that a deal is closer because Tehran made concessions by dropping two of its major demands.
The concessions include dropping the demand for the US to lift the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. Tehran also reportedly dropped a demand to have the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conclude its investigation into uranium traces at Iranian nuclear sites.
In another sign that the JCPOA could be revived, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrel said this week that Iran’s response to the EU proposal was “reasonable.” Borrel also said that other countries involved in the JCPOA negotiations agree with the EU proposal to restore the deal.
Iran has been clear from the beginning of the Biden administration that it would bring its nuclear program within the strict limits of the JCPOA if the US lifted all Trump-era sanctions. But President Biden has refused to do so, making the negotiations necessary as the two sides needed to agree on what sanctions will be lifted.
11 thoughts on “Iran Receives US Response to EU Proposal to Revive Nuclear Deal”
One notices that absolutely no where is it discussed whether the US has actually specified that they will lift all sanctions which has been the sticking point for the last year and a half. Every time Iran has refused the deal it was because the US did not commit to that. Every time some side issue is raised and mentioned, but the Iranians have always been very specific that the US did not commit to lifting the sanctions nor commit to not abandoning the deal once it was signed like Trump did.
Why is it that no one on the US side wants to publicly say that the US will lift all sanctions if the deal is signed? I’ll tell you – it would enrage the Israelis and their supporters in Congress and be politically damaging – which the Dems can’t afford in the mid-terms.
Which is also why the US will never agree to lift all the sanctions. Which is why the JCPOA deal will never be signed. Which is why these negotiations are a joke.
Iran would be happy for what it can get (if there is actually some sanctions lifted) at least until the next administration if different than Biden…!
Dream on. All US Administrations follow the same “rulebook”. Appease and suck up to Israel and murder Arab children.
Clean, clear and concise…
JOKE? A totally immoral negotiation by the US.
Who are they fooling?
You are right, it is a political joke. Anyone trusting the Americans is a fool. Israel is opposed and Biden is owned by the Israelis. .
Iranians are too desperate and will never learn from their past mistakes.
They are also a PROUD Nation and will never bend their knees to an bully like the US.
Terrorists are not viewed as legitimate players on the international stage. This designation allows the US and other countries to take actions against them that would be prohibited if taken against a nation. It is obvious that the Republican Guard is a key player in the government of Iran. So designating the guard as a terrorist organization appears to be an arbitrary bending of the rules.
Keep this in mind because the US is not the only nation that can bend the rules in this manner.
ask Chevron & Shell oil companies why the Iranian people only pay 20 cents for a gallon of gasoline
The ball is on US court to drop two of its major demand…!
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