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Iran nuclear deal talks: Five countries will discuss the possibility of the U.S. returning to the deal

Iran Nueclear report

The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran has begun supplying 174 IR-4 centrifuges underground with natural uranium hexafluoride (UF6), a uranium compound used to make enriched uranium. (Reuters)

Iran nuclear deal talks: Two anonymous diplomats said that Britain, France and Germany had already negotiated with Iran on March 29

Iran nuclear deal talks

 Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom will hold an online meeting on Friday (2nd) to discuss the possibility of the United States returning to the Iran nuclear agreement.

Reuters reported that the European Union issued a statement on Thursday that said: “The participating countries will discuss the possibility of the United States returning to the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA, the Comprehensive Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Issue) and how to ensure the complete and effective implementation of this by all parties involved. Agreement.”

Two anonymous diplomats said that Britain, France and Germany had already negotiated with Iran on March 29; one of them revealed that the discussions involved an Iranian proposal.

The spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said at a daily briefing that EU countries are in close consultation with Russia and China on this matter.

US State Department spokesman Price said on Thursday that the US government welcomed the meeting on Friday and considered it a positive step. After taking office, U.S. President Biden stated that the United States is ready to negotiate with Iran to resume the implementation of the nuclear agreement.

In July 2015, Iran reached a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany. According to the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions imposed on Iran by the international community. In May 2018, the Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, and subsequently restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran. Since May 2019, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of certain provisions of the Iran nuclear agreement, but promised that the measures taken are “reversible.”

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