(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
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, Trend reports citing Reuters .
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.
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