UPDATE 1-Iran must abandon 'extraneous' demands in nuclear talks -U.S.




  • In World
  • 2022-08-15 19:22:01Z
  • By Reuters

(Recasts, adds details, quotes, background)

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The only way to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is for Tehran to abandon its extraneous demands, the U.S. State Department said on Monday, saying Washington believes everything that can be negotiated already has been.

State Department spokesman Ned Price told a briefing that the United States would provide its response to the European Union's "final" text on reviving the deal in private but gave no timeline. The EU asked for a response on Monday, diplomats said, and Iran has said it will comply.

U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has been trying to resurrect the 2015 agreement, named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was abandoned by Biden's predecessor Donald Trump in 2018. Under the deal, Tehran limited its nuclear program in exchange for relief from U.S., EU and U.N. sanctions.

"The only way to achieve a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA is for Iran to drop further unacceptable demands that go beyond the scope of the JCPOA. We have long called these demands extraneous," Price said. (Reporting by Simon Lewis, Humeyra Pamuk and Arshad Mohammed; Writing by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Mark Porter and Alistair Bell)

COMMENTS

More Related News

Sen. Sinema defends bipartisanship at McConnell Center
Sen. Sinema defends bipartisanship at McConnell Center

Most Americans prefer politicians who work across the aisle, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Monday in a forceful defense of her brand of bipartisanship,...

White House announces Dec. 1 state visit for France
White House announces Dec. 1 state visit for France's Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Washington in early December for the first state visit of President Joe Biden's tenure, an occasion marked by...

Trump reportedly admitted taking Kim Jong Un letters from White House
Trump reportedly admitted taking Kim Jong Un letters from White House

Former President Donald Trump has reportedly admitted taking his letters with Kim Jong Un and other "tremendous stuff" when he left the White House on Jan...

U.S. Congress negotiators set $12 billion for new Ukraine aid
U.S. Congress negotiators set $12 billion for new Ukraine aid
  • US
  • 2022-09-26 16:36:24Z

Negotiators to a stop-gap spending bill in the U.S. Congress have agreed to include about $12 billion in new aid to Ukraine in response to a request from the...

US case against American Airlines and JetBlue heads to court
US case against American Airlines and JetBlue heads to court
  • US
  • 2022-09-26 13:33:31Z

The government's antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue begins Tuesday and the outcome could determine how closely the Biden administration ...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: World