By Francois Murphy
Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator said on Saturday that Tehran expected the United States to lift sanctions on oil and banking to the United States, under commitments made so far in Vienna, the Iranian media reported, Washington again expressed the possibility of advancing.
On the other hand, Russia and European powers have offered conflicting versions of the negotiations that Iran and the United States are indirectly conducting to completely reject the 2015 nuclear deal.
The Foreign Deputy Minister said, “Iran … on the energy sector, which includes oil and gas, or penalties on automotive, financial, banking and port industries, should be raised based on the agreements that have been made so far.” ” Ministry, Abbas Arachi, Iranian state media reported.
Aracchi did not state what mechanism the sanctions would be lifted, nor did he mention how Tehran would comply with Washington’s demands and return to its commitments under the nuclear deal.
“We will hold talks till the situation on both sides comes closer and our demands are met,” he said. “If they meet, there will be an agreement,” he said.
When asked to comment on the issue, the US State Department confirmed its position and referred to statements released on Friday by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, who said that talks with Iran were “an obscure place”. Was in
Sullivan said, referring to the “United Nations Comprehensive Plan”, we have seen the willingness of all parties, including Iranians, to speak seriously about the sanctions relief and the ban on the JCPOAA. a settlement.
US President Joe Biden is trying to withdraw former President Donald Trump’s pact in 2018. Trump re-enforced sanctions against Tehran, and Iran responded by violating the agreement’s many limitations on its nuclear activities.
Negotiations with the remaining parties for the deal – Iran, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany – began in the Vienna meeting last month in the basement of a luxury hotel. Meanwhile, the United States is seeking diplomatic consultations a few blocks away from another hotel, and Iran has refused to hold direct meetings with US officials. (Additional reporting by John Irish and Debid Braunstrom written by Francois Murphy. Edited in Spanish by Marion Giraldo.)