Iran Blames US for Halt in Vienna Talks

Iran on Monday put responsibility on the US for the current halt in the Vienna talks, accusing Washington for being reluctant to take political decisions to reach an agreement on Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh said that “US must take a political decision immediately in order to reach an agreement.

“The US is responsible for the halt created in Vienna talks today,” Khatibzadeh told reporters.

“We are ready to return to Vienna if the US responds logically to Iran’s reasonable demands,” Khatibzadeh said, adding these demands were approved by the P4+1 group.

Iran has been engaged in negotiations to revive the deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with France, Germany, UK, Russia, and China directly, and the United States indirectly.

The former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 JCPOA deal in 2018, and also reimposed new sanctions on Iran, promoting Tehran’s to accelerate its nuclear program.

However, the incumbent US President Joe Biden signaled willingness to resume the talks, but so far the parties failed to reach an agreement.

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