April 15 The United States and Iran will resume indirect talks in Vienna, Austria, on the 15th to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, White House spokesman John Pusaki said Thursday, local time.
Earlier, there were doubts that the United States and Iran will not resume indirect talks this week, because Iran’s important nuclear facilities failed on the 11th, Tehran authorities blamed the “sabotage activities” on Israel. Iran then retaliated by deciding to increase its enriched uranium abundance to 60 per cent, i.e. closer to the weapons level.
“We don’t speculate on the cause or source of last weekend’s attack,” Pusaki told reporters. “Diplomatic talks will resume tomorrow (15th) in Vienna, but only indirectly. We know the procedure will be lengthy, but we certainly see it as a positive sign. ”
Pusaki also said that as far as they know, Iran intends to participate in tomorrow’s talks.
In July 2015, Iran reached a nuclear deal with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany. Under the deal, Iran promised to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.
In May 2018, the U.S. government unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, which was followed by the resumption and addition of a series of additional sanctions against Iran. Since May 2019, Iran has phased out some of the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, but has promised to take “reversible” measures.
On April 6, 2021, representatives of relevant parties to the Iran nuclear agreement began talks in Vienna on the resumption of U.S.-Iranian compliance.