Iran agrees to continue nuclear talks

The international community is concerned about Iran’s nuclear program. Negotiations on the agreement are now to be resumed.

The stalled negotiations on an international nuclear agreement with Iran are due to resume soon. Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amirabdollahian assured him after Saturday’s talks with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in Tehran: “We are ready to resume nuclear talks in the next few days.”

At the joint speech, Borrell called for an immediate renegotiation. “We will break this stalemate and end the escalation process we have been in,” said the Spaniard.

The president insists on lifting sanctions

After the meeting, President Ebrahim Raisi said that Iran wanted to continue negotiations, but at the same time insisted on its principles and would not back down. “Sanctions must be lifted,” Raisi demanded on state television.

Negotiations to revive the 2015 agreement between Iran and other parties – China, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and the United States – have been at a standstill since March. In the background are said to be differences between the leadership in Tehran and the US government over the status of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. In the United States, the Revolutionary Guards have been on the list of terrorist organizations for years.

The International Atomic Energy Agency recently warned that Iran only needs a few weeks to produce the starting material for a nuclear bomb. Tehran has repeatedly stressed that nuclear technology should only be used for peaceful purposes. The agreement is intended to significantly reduce the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. In return, the prospect of lifting sanctions.

The United States unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018 under then-President Donald Trump and imposed new sanctions on Iran.

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