According to the Russian Sputnik Network, in an interview broadcast on February 1 local time, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States was ready to return to the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (Iraq Nuclear Agreement), provided that Iran did the same.
Antony Blinken also claimed that Iran may only need a few weeks to accumulate enough fissile material to make nuclear weapons.
According to the report, Blinken said in an interview that the United States is ready to return to the Iran nuclear agreement, provided that Iran does the same and promises to cooperate with allies and partners of the United States to reach a “longer and stronger” consensus on “other matters”.
He also said that American citizens imprisoned by Iran “must be released” and that “does not involve any agreement”.
According to reports, Brincoln also claimed that if Iran continues to liberalize the restrictions stipulated in the Iran nuclear agreement, it may only take a few weeks to produce enough fissile material to manufacture nuclear weapons.
In July 2015, Iran reached a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue with the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany.
Under the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran. In May 2018, the U.S. government unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, and then restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran.
Since May 2019, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of some of the terms of the agreement, but promised to take measures “reversible”.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hatibzad said at a regular press conference on February 1 that the United States must lift sanctions against Iran and comply with United Nations Security Council resolution 2231.
On this basis, the United States can return to the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue.
Iran does not think it is necessary to the United States on the issue of the return to the Iran nuclear agreement. Conduct bilateral talks.