On Thursday, the United States expressed concern about the new launch of a space rocket from… Iran, arguing that this could help that country’s missile program, but indicated going the diplomatic path back to a nuclear deal.
“United State After Tehran announced that it had sent three research units into space, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said, “It remains concerned about the development of the Iranian spacecraft launch, which poses a major proliferation problem.”
He explained that the launch of the spacecraft “includes technology practically identical and interchangeable with that used in ballistic missiles, including long-range systems.”
The spokeswoman confirmed that the space launches Iran They are in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which approved the 2015 nuclear deal, and which requires Iran not to develop ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
previous president Donald Trump The United States withdrew from the deal three years later and imposed sweeping sanctions.
Incumbent President Joe Biden supports a return to talks, and US negotiator Rob Malley is again in Vienna for negotiations with mediation from European countries seeking to revive the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
“Iran’s nuclear program is effectively restricted by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” the official said.
He added that “the previous administration freed them from such restrictions, which created all of our other concerns about Iranian policy, including provocative ones.” ballistic missile programEven more dangerous.”
“This is why we are seeking mutual feedback for a fully compliant agreement,” the official said.
Administration Biden He was disappointed with the pace of the talks, as Iran picked a new hard-line leader and demanded that sanctions be removed entirely, bypassing Washington’s offer.
Since the tensions with Iran during the Trump administration, analysts believe so Tehran It has made great strides in its missile program, as evidenced by the 2020 air strike on a base in Iraq used by US forces.
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