Iran said Sunday that he does not consider “appropriate” the current time for an informal meeting on the 2015 nuclear deal, proposed by Europe and with the United States, which left the pact in 2018.
“Taking into account the recent positions and actions of U.S and the three European countries, [Irán] it does not consider the appropriate time to hold the informal meeting proposed by the European coordinator, ”the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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The European Union (EU) had proposed in February an informal meeting between Iran Y U.S, accepted in principle by the new American president, Joe Biden.
After his election, Washington and the European countries that achieved the nuclear pact with Iran (France, Germany and the United Kingdom) try to save the Vienna agreement, which was greatly weakened after the departure of the North American power.
“There has been no change in the position and behavior of U.S”Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement.
Biden was willing to remake the agreement, but asks Iran to respect the commitments established by that pact and that it stopped fulfilling after the decision of his predecessor, Donald Trump, to leave unilaterally.
The White House reacted to Sunday’s statement assuring that it is “Disappointed”, but “Prepared to resume sensible diplomacy to regain mutual respect for commitments” established in the nuclear agreement.
U.S “He did not even announce his willingness to fulfill his obligations” and the UN Security Council resolution on this pact, the Iranian spokesperson added.
The 2015 nuclear deal with Iran reduces international sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for more restrictions on the Iranian nuclear program.
According to the Iranian Foreign Spokesperson, Washington “Must end illegal and unilateral sanctions and return to its commitments” and for this “No negotiations or resolutions are needed.”
In Iran, a law came into effect on Tuesday limiting the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections of its nuclear activities.
“In the same way that [Irán] will return to respect its obligations as the sanctions are lifted, will respond in the same way to hostile actions and behavior “Khatibzadeh added.
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