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Washington: A nuclear agreement with Iran is possible, provided rapid progress is made


Washington (AFP) – 02/08/2022. 00:41

Washington: Tehran is developing its nuclear capabilities at an accelerating pace

  • The United States said Monday that it is possible to reach an agreement at the Iran nuclear talks underway in Vienna
  • It stipulated rapid progress in it, because Tehran is developing its nuclear capabilities at an accelerating pace.
  • Washington unilaterally withdrew from the accord in 2018, three years after its conclusion, reimposing tough sanctions on Iran

announced United State Monday that an agreement in the Iranian nuclear talks currently taking place in Vienna is possible provided that rapid progress is made in them, because Tehran is developing its nuclear capabilities at an accelerating pace.

“There is a potential agreement that addresses the core concerns of all parties, but if it is not concluded in the coming weeks, continued Iranian nuclear progress will make our return to the Comprehensive Plan of Action (2015 framework agreement) impossible,” a State Department spokesperson said.

Talks are due to resume in Vienna on Tuesday after negotiators in recent weeks signaled progress in efforts to revive the 2015 accord aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring an atomic bomb, a goal Tehran has consistently denied it is seeking.

The parties concerned negotiate Vienna Since last year, with indirect American participation.

The talks were suspended at the end of last month and the negotiators returned to their capitals for consultation.

Washington unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018, three years after its conclusion, re-imposing harsh sanctions on Iran, which responded about a year later by gradually retracting most of its obligations under the agreement.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that the proposals that will be presented by “the United States tomorrow in Vienna will determine when we can reach an agreement.”

He added that Tehran’s focus today is on lifting the sanctions that impede the Iranian economy, “but America took a different decision in lifting the sanctions. We made remarkable progress in Vienna, especially in the field of guarantees, and today the general framework of the expected agreement has become clear.”

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