As the fourth round of secrecy talks resumes in Vienna, a U.S. State department official sees the potential for success.
The agreement could be reached in a few weeks’ time for Washington and Tehran to resume compliance 2015 nuclear deal in Iran if Iran makes a political move to do so, says a senior official in the US State department.
“Is it possible to see a return visit in the next few weeks, or a mutual understanding? It is possible, yes, “he told reporters on condition of anonymity.
“Is it possible? It’s the only time it can be determined, because as I said, in the end this is a political issue that needs to be addressed in Iran,” the official said.
U.S. officials return to Vienna this week for a fourth round of non-negotiable talks with the United Kingdom, China, France Germany, Russia and the European Union and Iran to resume negotiations.
The main objective of the treaty was to make Iran committed to restoring its nuclear program and making it more difficult to obtain nuclear weapons in exchange for relief from US, European Union and United Nations sanctions.
Former President Donald Trump he left the union in 2018 I am reinstating sanctions, which prompted Iran to start violating its rules almost the following year. Tehran refuses to have nuclear ambitions.
The US chief said it was “possible” to resume nuclear weapons before the June 18 election in Iran but put Iran in a political crisis and refrained from asking Washington to do more than agree on a deal when Tehran could do less.
“We think it’s possible because it’s not rocket science. It’s not initiating a new alliance,” the official said.
The U.S. official said the process of negotiating should be accelerated in the coming weeks. “Unfortunately, the US is looking for a solution for Iran to get more information on its work with higher centrifuges, the official said.
There is no agreement, a US official said, in Iran’s nuclear program is progressing well and its operations in the region have grown significantly.
At the same time, Iran has a clear picture of what it can expect from a break even though there is much work to be done in imposing US sanctions in the same way that Iran’s return is in line, officials say.
Jake Sullivan, a White House security adviser, told a U.S. security conference hosted by the Aspen Institute on April 30 that Iran and the US approached the talks in Vienna with a “strong desire” to negotiate in depth.
In the past, the elders of Israel had met with Sullivan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and President Joe Biden in Washington to address Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu worries about progress Iran’s nuclear program.
Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s chief negotiator for the Vienna summit, wrote in a tweet that the upcoming talks in Vienna could lead to a “complete re-establishment” of the agreement if the parties “take a break to get more advice from the main topics”.
Next (who knows- maybe last?) Vienna negotiations for the restoration of full establishment of #JCPOA will begin on May 7. Obviously, if necessary the participants will take a break to get further instructions from headquarters.
– Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) May 6, 2021
Ulyanov said on April 20 that initial progress was made in the negotiations and that the communicative statements were written as delegates “departing from the common language to agree on a number of means of transmission” to restore the JCPOA.
The US Secretary of State said there were “serious and non-negotiable talks about the release of US citizens detained in Iran, without nuclear talks.” The U.S. on May 2 denied a Iranian television report that a land deal had taken place in exchange for the release of $ 7bn from Iranian ice cream.