Iran submitted a ‘reasonable’ response to the EU’s proposal to reinstate the nuclear deal last week, as negotiations continued.
Iran is studying US response to Agreement drafted by the European Union Iran’s Foreign Ministry said it would restore the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and Western powers.
Iran has launched own reaction to the EU proposal last week, described by the EU’s foreign policy chief Josef Borrell as “reasonable”.
“Tonight Iran received an American response through the European Union. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, said on Wednesday that it had begun to carefully consider the response.
“Iran will share the view with the EU, as the coordinator of the nuclear negotiations, after Tehran’s review is complete.”
The State Department did not give further details on how close the parties were to finalizing a deal.
In 2018, under former President Donald Trump, the US unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear deal, which sought to prevent Iran from buying nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.
Indirect negotiation to revive the deal has increased in recent months, with EU officials severing ties between the two sides.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed that Washington has answered for Tehran’s comments on the EU text. “Our review of those comments has now ended. Today, we have responded to the EU,” Price said on Wednesday.
The new EU-proposed deal to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will be implemented in four phases over two 60-day periods, the informed source said. Al Jazeera Arabic.
According to the sources, the proposal stipulates that on the day after the deal is signed, sanctions on 17 Iranian banks, as well as 150 economic institutions, will be lifted, freeing up billions of dollars. freeze money and Iran’s oil exports.
In return, Tehran will immediately initiate the reversal steps it has taken to develop its nuclear technologyThe International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has now gone beyond what the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) considers acceptable. .
However, the EU proposal is said to not include the request that the US lifts the “anti-terrorist” designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
Israel is still the biggest protest of the nuclear deal, and is now increasingly worried about clear movement towards an agreement.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will travel to the United States this weekend for a series of meetings with officials to discuss the latest developments.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Wednesday urged Biden and Western powers to scrap the deal with Iran, saying negotiators were letting Tehran manipulate the negotiations.
“Western nations draw a red line, the Iranians ignore it, and the red line moves,” Lapid told reporters at a news conference in Jerusalem.
In March, indirect negotiations between Tehran and Washington in Vienna broke up after Iran demanded guarantees from the US that no future president would get out of the deal.
The Biden administration is facing domestic political opposition towards restoring the deal from both Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress.
“I plan to systematically fight for the implementation of this disastrous agreement, and will work with my colleagues to ensure that it is blocked,” said Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. and eventually reversed in January 2025,” said Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.