Washington: The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran asked the European Union on Monday to coordinate Washington and Tehran’s simultaneous return to the nuclear agreement. Before that, who would take the first action to form a diplomatic deadlock.
US President Joe Biden expressed support for the return of Donald Trump’s agreement to withdraw from the meeting, but he insisted that Tehran first restore full compliance by removing measures taken to protest the comprehensive sanctions imposed by his predecessor.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who has previously demanded an end to sanctions before Iran acts, offered a way forward during an interview on CNN International.
“You know clearly there can be a mechanism to basically either synchronize it, or coordinate what can be done,” he told interviewer Christiane Amanpour.
Zarif said that EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell should play a role in his position of coordinator of the 2015 agreement — which also included Britain, France and Germany as well as Russia and China.
Borrell can “sort of choreograph the actions that are needed to be taken by the United States and the actions that are needed to be taken by Iran,” Zarif said.
“The United States needs to come back into compliance and Iran will be ready immediately to respond. The timing is not the issue.”
Trump walked out of the deal negotiated under former president Barack Obama, vowing instead to strangle Iran s economy and reduce its clout around the region.
The Biden administration argued that Trump’s actions were counterproductive. Iran not only withdrew from the nuclear agreement, but also only intensified its opposition to U.S. interests. Secretary of State Anthony Brinken warned that Iran can now produce enough nuclear weapons in its “nuclear weapons”. Of fissile material. Months. “
But Brinken again warned that the resumption of the nuclear agreement will not be soon.
Brinken said in an interview with NBC News: “If you decide to re-reach the agreement, it may take a while, then we will need some time to assess whether they have indeed fulfilled their obligations.” Monday.
Zarif said in an interview that Iran may resume its previous commitments in less than a day.
“Some may take days or weeks, but the United States will no longer need to spend time implementing executive orders, and these orders must withdraw Iran’s oil, banking, transportation and other fields that President Trump violated and put them into operation. “Zarif said.
Iran denies that it is seeking nuclear weapons, but rival Israel has made other allegations and threatened military action.