Source Title: new US representative discusses Iran nuclear agreement with British, French and German officials
Two sources disclosed on the 29th that the new U.S. special representative for Iran Robert Marley discussed with foreign ministry officials of Britain, France and Germany on the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue on the 28th.
Iran’s foreign minister said on the same day that the U.S. government asked Iran to take the lead in resuming the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement, which was not accepted by Iran.
A European diplomat, who did not want to be named, told Reuters that on the 28th, Mali had a dialogue with foreign ministry officials of Britain, France and Germany with the intention of “evaluating the agreement and the ideas of all parties.”;. Another source confirmed the discussion.
According to Reuters, this may be the first step for US President Joseph Biden’s administration to negotiate on Iran’s nuclear agreement. Later, it will contact Russia, China and finally Iran.
Iran reached a nuclear agreement with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany in 2015, promising to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions by the United Nations, the United States and the European Union. Mali used to be one of the key members of the US side participating in the negotiation of the Iran nuclear agreement.
The former US President Donald Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018, and then restarted and added sanctions against Iraq. In response, Iran will gradually suspend the implementation of some provisions of the Iran nuclear agreement from May 2019.
The new U.S. Secretary of state Anthony blinding said on the 27th that the U.S. side will not return to the agreement until the Iranian Government resumes compliance with the Iran nuclear agreement.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Muhammad al Jawad Zarif responded on the 29th that the above demands of the US side are “unrealistic and will not be realized.”;. He reiterated that the US side should take the lead in resuming the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement. &”If the United States fulfils its obligations, we will fully fulfill our obligations. ”
Iran announced earlier this month that the enrichment level of uranium at the Faldo nuclear facility has been increased to 20%, returning to the level before the signing of the Iran nuclear agreement. However, the Iranian government said that if the US side lifted the sanctions against Iran, the relevant nuclear activities would be “reversible.”;.
Zarif visited Turkey on the same day and made the above statement at a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister mevrut & middot; chavushiolu. He also mentioned the US sanctions on Turkey’s purchase of Russia’s s S-400 air defense missile system, and accused the US government of being “addicted to sanctions” and “harming the world and the US itself”;. Liu Xiuling (Xinhua News Agency)