The United States said Thursday it had accepted an invitation from the European Union to hold talks in the presence of Tehran to resume efforts to restore the Iranian nuclear deal.
“The United States accepts an invitation from the High Representative of the European Union to meet the P5 + 1 (a group that brings the United States, Germany, China, France, Great Britain and Russia together) and Iran to discuss the best way to go to advance the Iranian nuclear program, “said Foreign Ministry spokesman Ned Price.
The United States, through its then President Donald Trump, announced its withdrawal from the deal signed under Barack Obama in May 2018.
Iran wants to obstruct the IAEA inspections
The heads of French, British, German and American diplomacy warned Iran on Thursday of a “dangerous” decision to curtail Tehran’s planned international inspections.
In a joint declaration, the four Western powers reaffirm their goal of “seeing that Iran fully complies with its commitments”, as provided for in the 2015 agreement, which is intended to frame Iran’s nuclear program, on the common concern of “the regime of the non-nuclear Preserve “proliferation and ensure that Iran can never acquire a nuclear weapon”.
This statement was released after a virtual meeting between French Jean-Yves Le Drian, German Heiko Maas, British Dominic Raab and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The Iranian government plans to restrict IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) inspectors’ access to non-nuclear facilities, including military sites suspected of having nuclear activities, under certain conditions starting Sunday, if the United States does not lift its sanctions since 2018 imposed.