Jake Sullivan, a United States security adviser, says ‘both sides’ are keen to talk ‘in depth’ about the possibility of a return to the nuclear deal.
Direct talks between the United States and Iran on the return to the Iran nuclear deal in 2015 focus on what US sanctions should be and what Iran needs to do to resume its activities, a Biden White House official said on Friday.
“We have seen the need for all parties, including Iranians, to speak out in detail about the sanctions and the way back to the JCPOA,” Jake Sullivan, a national security adviser, said on Friday.
Sullivan’s comments to the U.S. public followed the start of the third week of speaks in Vienna how the representatives of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the European Union travel between the US and Iran delegations.
“I don’t see what the talks are going on at the moment because they are in an … unknown location,” Sullivan told the Aspen Security Forum page.
“It remains to be seen whether this will reach a climax in Vienna,” he said.
The JCPOA is a summary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is a legitimate topic between Iran and international authorities that prohibit Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
Former President Donald Trump unilaterally left The US withdrew from the deal in 2018 and reinstated economic sanctions on Iran. In response, Tehran has begun to add uranium to higher education in weapons-related approaches.
President Joe Biden has vowed to return to the fold. Iran has rejected direct talks on a reshuffle in exchange for US sanctions.
Sullivan was asked if the Iranians were negotiating honestly.
“I think good faith is always in the eyes of the beholder,” he said. “The people of Iran come deep to discuss in detail the details and the teams are using this now. ”
The discussion has centered on “how to follow the procedure” of U.S. targets for promotion and Iran is banning its lucrative business, Sullivan said.
In recent days, Israeli officials have met in Washington with Sullivan and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to express concern over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s concerns about developments in Iran’s nuclear program.
The Aspen Security Forum is the annual non-political conference held in the US state of Colorado that focuses on this year in the first 100 days of Biden. In addition, the speakers were Biden Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, former Trump Secretary General Steve Biegun, and National Security National Advisor Tom Donilon.
The U.S. could use “sticks and carrots” to help protect human rights in Afghanistan after US and NATO troops and foreign contractors were removed from Biden’s laws later this year, Secretary of State Hick said.
Sullivan also added that the Biden Administration believes that the US will have a “sufficient capacity” to “threaten threats” in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the White House is in the process of arranging talks for a meeting between Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin to be held temporarily in the next few months in Europe.
“China is also announcing US economic growth and renewing cooperation with the Indo-Pacific,” Sullivan said. “It makes them think twice if the US is going,” he said.