The US State Department stated on Monday that Tehran must drop its extraneous demands in order to resurrect the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. Washington believes that all that can be negotiated has already been settled.
Ned Price, a spokesman for the State Department, stated during a briefing that the United States would respond to the European Union’s “final” wording about the deal’s revival in private but did not specify a timeframe. According to officials, the EU requested an answer on Monday, and Iran has stated it will comply.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was signed in 2015, has been resurrected by US President Joe Biden’s administration after being abandoned by Trump in 2018.
Iran agreed to restrict its nuclear program as part of the agreement in exchange for respite from US, EU, and UN sanctions.
“The only way to achieve a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA is for Iran to drop further unacceptable demands that go beyond the scope of the JCPOA. We have long called these demands extraneous,” Price said.
Price added: “Over the course of 16 months, Iran has not consistently demonstrated the seriousness of purpose, Iran has not consistently demonstrated… that it is steadfast and sincerely committed to a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA.”