Vienna (IP) - Iran has provided its response to the latest US proposals to the draft decision on the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action known as the JCPOA, Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna said.

Iran PressEurope: "It seems that Iranian suggestions aren’t over-ambitious and can be accommodated provided there is the necessary political will to complete the Vienna Talks," Mikhail Ulyanov tweeted.

The initial nuclear deal signed in 2015 by Iran and the P5+1, including the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) plus Germany– involved Tehran agreeing to certain restrictions on its nuclear industry in exchange for easing economic sanctions and other incentives. 

In 2018, however, it was torpedoed by the US under then-President Donald Trump, who withdrew from the agreement unilaterally, saying it was fundamentally flawed. As a result, Iran started gradually reducing some of its commitments under the agreement, such as the level of enriched uranium it produces, which could potentially enable Tehran to build an atomic bomb. According to the Iranian authorities, however, this "is not on the agenda."  The new round of negotiations to lift US sanctions against Iran started on August 4 in Vienna and ended on August 8.  In this round of negotiations, several proposals were made by Enrique Mora, the coordinator of the European Union, in the Vienna talks. 

The Spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Kanaani, announced on Thursday (Sep.1, 2022) that Iran had submitted its views on America’s response to the draft of a possible agreement on the removal of sanctions.Iran has given its response to Joseph Burrell, the European Union's foreign policy official, so that he could convey the response to Washington.

On the same day, the US announced that it had received Iran's response, but the response 'was not constructive.'

“We can confirm that we have received Iran’s response through the EU,” State Department spokesman Vedant Patel said late Thursday in Washington.

“We are studying it and will respond through the EU, but unfortunately it is not constructive,” the spokesman noted.


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