Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov held talks with visiting Iranian foreign minister Zarif in Moscow on the 26th. Lavrov said that if the new US government wants to save a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear issue, it must first lift the sanctions against Iran. Zarif said Iran will not wait for the United States indefinitely.
Russia says U.S. nuclear deal to return to Iran requires lifting sanctions on Iran
Lavrov said that Russia and Iran hope that all the parties to the Iran nuclear agreement will “fully fulfill their respective obligations again”. At present, on the U.S. side, if the U.S. side wants to return to the Iran nuclear agreement, it must first abide by the relevant resolutions of the United Nations and lift the sanctions against Iran, which is a prerequisite for Iran to fully implement the Iran nuclear agreement.
Zarif said that if the United States lifts the current economic sanctions and diplomatic blockade against Iran, Iran is willing to resume full compliance with the Iran nuclear agreement, but will not wait for the United States indefinitely.
Iran urges new US government to lift sanctions as soon as possible
On the same day novel coronavirus pneumonia · Ali La bir also said that the time window for returning to the Iran nuclear agreement would not be held forever. He urged President Biden to lift sanctions against Iran, saying that these sanctions had created obstacles for Iran to fight against the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in Iran. Rabier also threatened that if the United States does not lift sanctions against Iran, then Iran will limit the IAEA’s short-term verification of Iran’s nuclear facilities.
In July 2015, Iran reached an Iranian nuclear agreement with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany. According to the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program, and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran. The United States unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018, and then restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran. In the face of the US action, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of part of the terms of the agreement since May 2019, but has promised to take “reversible” measures;.
Biden said during his presidential campaign that he would consider conditional return to the Iran nuclear agreement.