January 25 According to foreign media reports, on the 24th local time, sources revealed that U.S. Biden government officials have held private conversations with Iranian representatives to discuss reopening the dialogue on the Iranian nuclear issue.
Iran also put forward seven preconditions, including demanding that the United States completely lift sanctions against Iraq.
According to the report, a source revealed to a Kuwaiti newspaper on the 24th that the Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations, Majid Takht-Rawanshi, was arranged to contact the Biden government and put forward seven preconditions for the resumption of the dialogue.
The report pointed out that among the seven prerequisites, Iran will not accept “partial” sanctions.
Iran believes that the United States must maintain all the terms of the agreement, including the “total lifting of sanctions”, which is an essential prerequisite for the return of the two parties to the agreement.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif also called on the new U.S. government to lift the sanctions imposed on Iran by former President Trump “without conditions” to save the Iran nuclear agreement.
Iran also requested that any objection to the agreement should be carried out within the framework of the official negotiating committee. The report said that the two sides may have differences on financial compensation.
The Iranian government had previously asked the United States to compensate for the financial losses caused by Trump’s announcement of withdrawal from the agreement and sanctions against Iran.
In addition, the preconditions include that Iran does not agree to use the Iran nuclear agreement on other issues, such as the missile program and its regional activities; the agreement should not join any new members, including the Arab countries in the Gulf region.
The report pointed out that Iranian President Rouhani will directly inform the Biden government of these conditions.
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.
According to the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran.
In May 2018, the Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, and then restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran.
Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of some of the provisions of the agreement since May 2019.