The United States will join international talks on an international nuclear deal with Iran next week. The Foreign Ministry stated that the deal is in stagnation, and Washington affirms that it is open to talks with the regime in Tehran. No direct talks are expected yet between the two countries.
“It is still early days, and we do not expect an immediate breakthrough as there will be difficult discussions. But we believe that this is a healthy step forward,” a ministry spokesman said.
Earlier on Friday, it was announced that the important countries, China, Russia, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, would meet on Tuesday in the Austrian capital Vienna to discuss the nuclear deal with Iran. Countries want to revive the agreement.
Iran has ceased to be bound by the agreements since the United States unilaterally withdrew from the accord in 2018 under the leadership of then-President Donald Trump. In the 2015 deal, Iran agreed to restrict and monitor its nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.
While Trump’s successor, Joe Biden, is open to a revert to the deal, that hasn’t happened yet. First, the president wants Iran to abide by the agreements again, while Iran calls on the United States to lift the sanctions first.
The consultations are taking place in Vienna, chaired by the European Union. The European Union says the discussion partners will meet to determine which sanctions should be lifted and which measures are necessary due to nuclear activities.