A top US official claimed that nuclear negotiations with Tehran are almost over, according to Axios.
Brett McGurk, White House Middle East Coordinator, stated that there are no chances for Iran to ratify the 2015 nuclear agreement. “highly unlikely,”According to recent reports, this was after months of negotiations that failed and then a war of words between Washington and Tehran.
McGurk is a top adviser to President Joe Biden and has expressed serious doubts about the return to the accord in remarks made to think-tank experts. The impasse was attributed to Iran, who claimed it wanted the US to. “add something to the pot”The deal could be modified, but the details were not disclosed.
McGurk had other ideas. “we are not going to do that,” stating that Washington would not accept Tehran’s proposal and is willing to use sanctions and “diplomatic isolation”In the meantime, you can still vote against your country.
The adviser suggested Iran is seeking to change details of the agreement – formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – in order to convince skeptics within the government who have urged against any return to the deal.
Iran has been gradually withdrawing from its commitments since Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the agreement in 2018. Washington insists that it must abide by the original terms of the deal and remove a number of economic sanctions. Iran continues to enrich uranium above the limits established by the JCPOA. It recently announced that it will build a nuclear research reactor in the vicinity of Isfahan.
Biden stated repeatedly that he wanted to revive the accord, but months of negotiations with Washington, Tehran, and other parties have not yielded tangible results. Washington is pointing fingers at Tehran, trying to determine who the problem is.
While Iran maintains that its nuclear program serves peaceful purposes for years, recent increases in Iran’s nuclear activities have raised concern for the West.
A senior advisor to the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that Iran had the technical capabilities to make a nuclear bomb, but it had yet to take the decision to do so. Khamenei, however, has previously stated that all weapons of mass destruction are forbidden under Islam – even issuing a religious decree against such arms in 2003 – a position repeatedly reiterated by Tehran over the years, including just earlier this month.
Iran’s nuclear negotiations end without any progress
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