The U.S. State Department said on the 9th that the United States would not lift all sanctions against Iran, hoping that Iran would be more “constructive” in the follow-up talks on the resumption of the implementation of the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue between the two countries.
A senior official of the U.S. State Department said at a telephone press conference on the same day that the United States is ready to lift sanctions unrelated to the Iran nuclear agreement, but will not lift all relevant sanctions.
The official said that if Iran insists that the United States should lift all sanctions against Iran since 2017, the negotiations will face an impasse.
The official also said that the parties involved in the Iran nuclear agreement will continue to meet next week in Vienna, the capital of Austria, hoping that Iran will show a more constructive attitude at that time.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said on social media on the 9th that the United States should take the lead in fully implementing the Iran nuclear agreement, and Iran will also fully implement the Iran after rapid verification.
All sanctions imposed on Iraq by former U.S. President Trump must be lifted, which is the “logical path” for Iran to return to the Iran nuclear agreement.
Representatives of relevant parties to the Iran nuclear agreement began talks in Vienna on the resumption of compliance by the United States and Iran on the 6th, and a new round of talks will be held on the 9th.
Because the United States has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear agreement and Iran refuses to have direct dialogue with the United States, U.S. representatives cannot attend the meeting. The EU representative acts as coordinator in separate contact with all the parties involved in the Iran nuclear agreement and the United States.
In July 2015, Iran reached an Iran nuclear agreement 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, many of which were imposed under the name of suspected terrorism that are not related to the Iran nuclear agreement.
Analysts point out that the main purpose of these sanctions is to make it more difficult for the United States and Iran to carry out diplomatic relations.
Since May 2019, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of some provisions of the Iran nuclear agreement, but promised to take measures “reversible”.