Daily Management Review

Negotiations on Iran nuclear deal resume in Vienna


Talks between the US and Iran on a return to the terms of the nuclear deal have resumed in Vienna. Iran considers a prerequisite for the resumption of the deal to be the lifting of US sanctions, which President Donald Trump imposed in 2018. He attributes his actions to the build-up of its nuclear programme as a response to the US withdrawal from the deal three years ago.

Elvert Barnes
Elvert Barnes
Talks between the US and Iran on the nuclear deal have resumed in Vienna after a months-long break. Iranian representatives are pushing for the lifting of all US sanctions against the country as a condition for a return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the agreement adopted by many countries in 2015 is officially called, CNBC reported. 

Iranian Foreign Minister said ahead of the talks that without the lifting of US sanctions, which they imposed when they withdrew from the deal in 2018, "there will be no way" to return to the deal. 

Six previous rounds of talks held through European mediators, from April to June 2021, failed to resolve differences between Iran and the US. The talks came to an end with the election of Ebrahim Raisi as Iran's president. Raisi has expressed his support for a return to the deal, but has made it clear that he does not trust the West. Tehran is demanding that all US sanctions on Iran be lifted if the country is to abandon its nuclear build-up. The Biden administration says it will only lift sanctions if Iran first corrects all violations of its JCPOA commitments.

source: cnbc.com