February 20th According to a report by the Central News Agency, on the 19th local time, Iran once again called on the United States to lift all sanctions imposed on Iran by former U.S. President Trump.
The new U.S. President Biden’s government said on the 18th that it was willing to negotiate a nuclear agreement with Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said in an article on his personal social media on the 19th that if the United States lifts “all sanctions imposed, reimposed or relabeled by Trump” “immediately and effectively”, Iran will “immediately withdraw” retaliation measures.
U.S. State Department spokesman Price said in a statement on the 18th that the United States will accept the invitation of the EU High Representative to discuss diplomatic solutions to the Iranian nuclear issue with the participants in the Iran nuclear agreement.
U.S. Secretary of State Blinken also said on the same day that the United States is ready to negotiate a nuclear agreement with Iran on a return to Iran.
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”.
On September 19, 2020, the U.S. State Department unilaterally announced that in accordance with the “rapid resumption of sanctions” mechanism in UN Security Council Resolution 2231, the sanctions imposed by the United Nations on Iran were reached before the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in 2015 will be restored from 8 p.m. Eastern time on September 19. Effectiveness.
Council members, including participants in the Iran nuclear agreement, have repeatedly reiterated that the United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018 and is no longer eligible to activate the “quick resumption of sanctions” mechanism.