Iran asserts the US must lift sanctions and restore the nuclear deal

Iran asserts the US must lift sanctions and restore the JCPOA

Iran and the United States have been seen many ups and downs in the aftermath of the Iran nuclear deal.

The Donald Trump-led America had been quite strict with Iran. But now the Islamic nation reiterated that the US must accept reality and agree to lift its sanctions on Iran.

Representatives of Iran and the other signatories of its 2015 nuclear deal will be in Austria, Vienna from November 29.

They will try to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which the US had abandoned in 2018.

With Iran, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany will resume six rounds of talks. These will allow Iran’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, to form his administration also.

However, the US will participate indirectly in the negotiations. And if it gets successful, it means the lifting of harsh US sanctions on Iran. This will also bring Iran back to full compliance with the terms of the nuclear accord.

Iran says that it is ready for a good agreement in Vienna, but it stresses the US must lift all sanctions imposed since 2018 at once.

But the US signals that it still wishes to keep some of the human rights and terrorism sanctions imposed on Iran.

This comes as the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, is expected to meet Iran’s new foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, in Tehran today.

What Iran wants is Europeans should abide by the JCPOA in action.

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