US Secretary of State Blinken said a JCPOA agreement is unlikely to happen in the near future.
WASHINGTON, September 13 – RIA Novosti. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said he believes the US’s recent response to Tehran’s bids to revive the West’s Iran nuclear deal has delayed talks on the issue and is unlikely to reach an agreement in the near term.
“What we’ve seen over the last week, especially Iran’s reaction to the EU proposal, is a step backwards and I would say the likelihood of a deal in the near term is low,” Blinken said at the joint press conference. Mexican colleague Marcelo Ebrard.
According to the head of American diplomacy, it is difficult at the moment to talk about a possible timing for the restoration of the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program due to Tehran’s location.
In 2015, the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia, the United States, France and Iran signed a nuclear agreement – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, which includes lifting sanctions in exchange for limitation. Iran’s nuclear program. In May 2018, the United States under Donald Trump withdrew from the JCPOA and reimposed sanctions against Tehran. In response, Iran announced that it is gradually reducing its obligations under the agreement, waiving restrictions on nuclear research, centrifuges and the level of uranium enrichment.