US acknowledges “continuous, indirect” engagement with Iran over nuclear issue

ISLAMABAD, June 16 ( Alliance News ); The US State Department says President Joe Biden’s administration has maintained direct contact with Iran.

The State Department said the contacts were an indication that Washington had received a new proposal from Tehran to resolve the long-running nuclear dispute, Dawn reported.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdullahian said Tehran had offered the United States a new proposal to restore the 2015 nuclear deal.

According to Iranian state TV, Iran is seeking assurances from Washington that a change of administration or government in the United States will not overturn the agreement reached with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was signed in 2015. But the deal was scrapped in 2018 by the former President Donald Trump administration.

When asked at a news briefing, State Department spokesman Ned Price said without elaborating that Washington has maintained ties with Tehran.

A State Department spokesman said: “We have been in regular direct and indirect contact through the European Union, so we will not discuss specific aspects of this diplomacy except to say that the EU’s Enrique Mora is important in establishing relations.” Has played a role.

“We are awaiting a constructive response from the Iranians, a response that would go beyond unnecessary issues for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” he said, referring to some new demands from Tehran. This includes lifting sanctions on his Revolutionary Guards.

When the spokesman was asked if the Iranians were demanding assurances that the US administration would not cancel another agreement in the future, to which he replied that “we have made it very clear to the Iranians.” That our intention is to influence mutual reciprocity to comply with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

“The United States will abide by this agreement as long as Iran abides by it, because we have no other goal but to return to mutual compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” he said.

President Joe Biden, then vice president, was instrumental in finalizing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

The agreement was jointly signed by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, China, France, Russia, Britain, the United States and Germany, along with the European Union.

Washington not only withdrew from the deal in 2018, but also reimposed sanctions on Iran.


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