Iran does not accept the European Union’s invitation to sit down with the United States on the Iran nuclear deal. A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry reported this. Iran will only do so when the United States backs down from the agreement and lifts sanctions on Iran.
Iran only responds to US actions. “We will resume our commitments if the sanctions are lifted,” said spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Sunday. Iran will also not intimidate criticism from the United States and the three European partners in the agreement, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
Tehran will continue to cooperate with European foreign representative Josep Borrell, the European three countries, China and Russia.
The European Union had proposed an informal meeting between Iran and the United States earlier this month. The administration of US President Joe Biden agreed to the advice.
On Sunday, the White House said it was disappointed by Iran’s refusal. “While we are disappointed with Iran’s response, we remain ready to continue working through diplomatic channels to return to the JCPOA commitments.” (Nuclear Agreement, ed.)A spokeswoman said, according to the Reuters news agency.
The United States and Iran have been in trouble since January, when Joe Biden became president. Washington has indicated that it wants to return to the nuclear deal if Iran resumes its obligations from the agreement, while Tehran wants the United States to lift sanctions first.
Iran announced on Tuesday that it would limit the number of inspections of its nuclear sites by the International Atomic Energy Agency (AIEA) after the United States failed to respect the deadline Iran proposed to lift sanctions.
The nuclear deal was signed in 2015 between Iran, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union. Its purpose was to curtail Iran’s nuclear program. However, former US President Donald Trump decided in May 2018 to withdraw his country from the agreement unilaterally and to impose sanctions on Iran again.