January 24 According to a report by the “Central News Agency”, on the 22nd local time, Iran called on the new U.S. government to lift the sanctions imposed on Iran by outgoing President Trump “unconditionally” to save the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, and warned Iran that otherwise “will not make any concessions”.
It is reported that two days after U.S. President Biden took office, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif published Iran’s views on the salvaging of the nuclear agreement in the U.S. Foreign Affairs magazine.
Zarif is regarded as one of the architects of the 2015 nuclear agreement.
“It [the Biden administration] can embrace failed policies during the Trump administration or choose a better path to end the failed policies that put ‘max pressure’ during the Trump era,” he wrote in his comments.
Zarif warned, “But if Washington insists on Iran’s concession, it will lose this opportunity.”
“The new U.S. government should begin to lift, in full and unconditionally, all sanctions that have been imposed, reimposed, or re-compensed since Trump took office,” Zarif said.
Iran will also withdraw all the remediable measures taken after Trump withdrew from the nuclear agreement in exchange.
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 terms of the agreement since May 2019.