Iran does not want US sanctions to be lifted step-by-step, but it insists it must all go before Iran continues the previously concluded nuclear deal. And the Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed, on Saturday, that the government in Tehran does not deviate from this position. Washington proposed a gradual withdrawal of the sanctions imposed by the Americans,
On Tuesday, talks will be held in Vienna about the failed international agreement with Iran starting in 2015. It fell three years later because the United States, led by President Trump, canceled the agreement and announced tougher sanctions. The aim of the agreement was to bring Iran out of its international isolation and to cancel economic sanctions in exchange for a verifiable curtailment of Iran’s nuclear program.
On Tuesday, America will return to international talks on the deal with Iran for the first time since Joe Biden became president of the United States. Other countries except Iran, China, Germany, France, Great Britain and Russia. The European Union is also joining as usual. Despite the contradiction between Washington and Tehran, the leader of Iran’s nuclear program, Ali Akbar Salehi, is optimistic about the talks that could last for weeks and begin on Tuesday. The Americans are said to not be talking directly to the Iranians, but their presence is indeed a big step.
Iran is burdened with sanctions that cripple the economy, disrupt payments with the country, and undermine healthcare. The United States has long accused Iran of seeking to build nuclear weapons. Iran has long opposed this, claiming that it needs nuclear energy to meet energy demand and to be able to export more oil. The plan to do so dates back to the 1960s, when Iran began its nuclear program with the help of the United States.
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