The White House said Thursday that it was willing to talk with Tehran about the two nations returning to the historic Iran Nuclear Deal. Nearly, three years ago, former President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the pact that aimed to prevent Iran from acquiring its nuclear goals.
Experts suggest that with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stressing Biden’s position that Washington will return to the deal if Tehran fully complies with it, reflects a change in US policy on Iran during the last four years. During a video call with the foreign ministers of Britain, France, and Germany – also known as E3 – Blinken put forward the idea of rejoining the pact, but Tehran reacted colly to the offer.
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The four nations maintained in a joint statement, “If Iran comes back into strict compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, the United States will do the same and is prepared to engage in discussions with Iran toward that end.”
On the other hand, the Iranian regime began breaching the accord in 2019, a year after Trump withdrew from the agreement and reimposed crippling economic sanctions and has ramped up its actions in recent months. Meanwhile, Reuters reported that Washington would react positively to any invitation of talks between Tehran and six other global power – the signatories of the historic pact. But it remains unclear whether there is a prospect of such negotiations.
In response to Washington’s offer, Javad Zarif stated that the US should make the first move. Previously, he had signaled an openness to talks with Washington. Besides, Iran has set a deadline over Biden’s reversal of sanctions, or it would ban the international inspections.
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