US, Iran hold 1st indirect talks in bid to save nuclear deal
The US, Iran hold indirect talks in what could be a first step toward reviving the 2015 deal that constrains Tehran's nuclear facilities in exchange for sanctions relief. Your browser does not support this video The meetings, hosted by the European Union, will work toward two separate agreements -- on how the U.S. and Iran can both return to compliance with the deal's terms. Former President Donald Trump withdrew from the accord in 2018, re-imposing strict U.S. sanctions on Iran's economy and government.
© Handout The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his counterpart Russian Sergei Lavrov, April 13, 2021 in Tehran
the Iranian Foreign Minister warned the United States on Tuesday that they would not get any advantage in nuclear discussions through "sabotage acts" or "sanctions".
"We have no problem coming back to our commitments (...) But Americans must know that neither sanctions nor sabotage will provide them with a bargaining instrument and that these actions will only complicate the situation For them, "said Mohammad Javad Zarif. © - satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies on January 28, 2020 showing the Natanz nuclear center in the center of Iran
the head of Iranian diplomacy held these words in the presence of his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, during 'A press brief in Tehran.
Senate Republicans voice opposition to Biden on Iran
A number of top Senate Republicans have sent a letter to President Biden protesting efforts to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and any lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic.The letter comes as Biden officials are participating in indirect talks with Iran and international signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the formal name for the nuclear deal, on how best to bring the U.S. and Iran back to compliance with the agreement. The senators, who include senior members of several key committees, called the JCPOA a "failed" agreement and warned against the U.S. giving up leverage by removing sanctions.
© Stéphane Koguc Videos on the process of enrichment of uranium.
the day before, Tehran had accused Israel for having sabotaged Sunday its Natanz uranium enrichment plant, in the center Iran, while discussions are underway to Vienna to try to save the international agreement on the international agreement. nuclear in the Austrian capital in 2015.
"What they did in Natanz, they thought that would be at the disadvantage of Iran (...), I assure you that in the near future, Natanz will pass More advanced centrifuges, "said Zarif.
"The Israelis, if they thought they could stop Iran's efforts to raise the sanctions against the Iranian people, have made a very bad bet," he added.
The Vienna discussions bring together the States still parties to the Iranian Nuclear Agreement (Germany, China, France, United Kingdom, Iran and Russia), under the aegis of the European Union. Washington is associated with but without direct contact with the Iranians.
China demands Biden cave to Iran after US urges Beijing to be 'partner' in nuclear talks
A senior Chinese diplomat endorsed Iran’s negotiating position during a high-stakes meeting about the rehabilitation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, even as President Joe Biden hopes Beijing will be a “partner” in these negotiations. © Provided by Washington Examiner “This is a question involving the fundamental principle of rights and wrongs. As a victim, Iran's legitimate requirement should, in the first place, be affirmed and catered for,” Chinese Ambassador Wang Qun, the top Chinese diplomat to the United Nations in Vienna, told state media. “In order to break the current impasse, it is imperative that the U.S.
© Gal Roma Location of nuclear, reactors and uranium mines in Iran, whose uranium enrichment plant of Natanz
The United States, under the chairmanship of Donald Trump, denounced unilaterally in 2018 Vienna Agreement, restoring American sanctions that had been lifted under this Covenant.
In response, Iran has been freed since 2019 from most of the key commitments limiting its nuclear activities that it had taken in Vienna. Joe Biden, who succeeded Mr. Trump in January, reported his intention to reintegrate the agreement.
But so far, Tehran and Washington send the ball: Iran requires that Washington raises its sanctions to come back to the full respect of its commitments when the United States first require the return of the Iran under the agreement to lift their punitive measures.
The United States and Israel are the first two official enemies of the Islamic Republic.
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Pompeo joins GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to introduce Iran sanctions act .
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is putting his support behind Republican lawmakers aiming to block President Biden's ability to lift sanctions on Iran.Pompeo is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to join members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) in unveiling legislation called the Max Pressure Act, with the goal to codify the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign of sanctions against Iran. The top diplomat in thePompeo is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to join members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) in unveiling legislation called the Max Pressure Act, with the goal to codify the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign of sanctions against Iran.