A spokesman for the Iranian government said on the 20th that although the “diplomatic dispute” over the resumption of the Iran nuclear agreement continues, Iran believes that the United States will soon lift sanctions against Iran.
According to Reuters, Ali Rabbié, spokesman of the Iranian government, said on the 20th, “With the parties to the Iranian nuclear agreement to resume their commitments and lift all sanctions against Iran soon, despite the current diplomatic disputes, we still believe that diplomatic action can bring good results.”
The Iranian government and the Biden administration of the United States disagree on “who takes the first step” on the restart of the Iran nuclear agreement.
Iran pointed out that the lifting of sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran is a prerequisite for Iran’s return to the Iran nuclear agreement, while the United States requires Iran to stop its nuclear program first.
On the 18th local time, the U.S. government said that it would participate in the meeting between P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germany, that is, the six countries on the Iranian nuclear issue) and Iran at the invitation of the EU high-level representative.
On the 7th of this month, U.S. President Biden said that sanctions would not be lifted to bring Iran back to the negotiating table.
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 Trump administration unilaterally announced its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement and imposed new sanctions on Iran.
In May 2019, Iran gradually suspended the implementation of some provisions of the Iran nuclear agreement, but promised that the measures taken were “reversible”.