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Iran-US Relations

Iran’s Jalili: US maximum pressure campaign has grossly failed

Member of Iran’s Expediency Council Saeed Jalili has said the US’s so-called maximum pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic has grossly failed.

EU optimistic about resolving differences over JCPOA

European diplomats are optimistic about efforts by Iran and the US to close remaining differences on steps to revive the 2015 nuclear deal in the near future, EU high representative for foreign affairs Josep Borrell says.

Raisi: Iran ready for deal in Vienna if sanctions lifted

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says Tehran is ready for an agreement with the P4+1 group of countries that would revive the 2015 nuclear deal if sanctions against the Islamic Republic are terminated.

Iran says expects US in Vienna with sanctions lifted

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says Iran is waiting for the US to change its behavior in practice.

Israeli PM discusses Iran, Russia with Biden

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett held a phone call with US President Joe Biden and discussed a range of issues including Iran and Russia-Ukraine tensions.

Former Iran MP: Talk of 90% uranium enrichment highly suspicious

A former Iranian lawmaker has said the notion of enriched uranium to 90% purity seems highly suspicious and Iran should avoid playing into the hands of warmongers like the Zionist regime.

EU urges Iran to seize ‘opportunity’ of US sanctions waiver

The European parties to the Iran nuclear negotiations have urged Tehran to seize the “opportunity” of the US sanctions waiver to Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran’s Shamkhani: Feigning sanctions removal not constructive

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has said feigning sanctions removal is no constructive move.

Iran’s nuclear right cannot be restricted: Top official

A senior Iranian security official says the country’s nuclear right cannot be circumscribed by any agreement.

Iran calls for US to “show good will in practice”

The Iranian foreign minister says the United States must show its goodwill in practice, saying some agreements have been reached on certain issues during the Vienna negotiations.

Russia: US sanctions waivers may slow down Iran nuclear program

The US restoring Iran’s sanctions waivers which allowed it to use the assistance of other countries in the sphere of nuclear energy, may slow down the implementation of Tehran’s nuclear program, a Russian diplomat says.

Iran slams US for denying visas to wrestlers

The Iranian government spokesman has slammed the United States for denying visas to six members of the Islamic Republic’s national freestyle wrestling team, which was scheduled to meet the American squad in a much-awaited match in Texas.

US restores Iran sanctions waiver

The United States has restored a sanctions waiver that will allow countries to cooperate with Iran on civil nuclear projects, two senior American officials say.  

IRGC chief: Iran has withstood worst of sanctions

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has said Iran has withstood the US sanctions which were in fact a global scheme aimed at bringing the Islamic Republic to its knees.

US Senator says Washington got nothing from ‘maximum pressure’

US senator Chris Murphy says the sanctions imposed by former President Donald Trump against Iran have failed and Washington should be ready to lift them.

Iran’s Basij Force opposes direct talks with US

Iran's Volunteer Basij Force has sent a letter to Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian expressing opposition to direct talks with the United States.

US says sees path for deal with Iran

The Biden Administration says it sees a path to an agreement in the Vienna talks over the nuclear deal, but Iran must make “tough political decisions now”. Iran has repeatedly rejected any deadline or precondition over the deal, saying the US that unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA must first lift its sanctions against Tehran.

Direct talks between Iran, US unlikely: Analyst

A senior advisor to the Iranian negotiating team in Vienna says direct talks between Iran and the United States are unlikely given Washington’s current behavior.

Former Iran MP: Decision for direct talks with US correct

Former Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari has welcomed comments by Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on the possibility of direct talks with the US, during the Vienna negotiations on the 2015 nuclear deal.

MP: Govt. must not repeat mistake of negotiating with US

An Iranian lawmaker has cautioned administration officials against bringing up the issue of direct negotiations with the United States again, saying such a mistake during the ex-president’s terms promoted Iran’s allies to distance themselves from the country.

Keyhan newspaper warns against falling into “US trap”

An influential Iranian daily has in an editorial criticized the hoopla by supporters of talks with the United States over Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian’s recent comments regarding direct negotiations with Washington.

US says prepared for direct talks with Iran

The United States is prepared to meet directly with Iran to advance ongoing negotiations over the nuclear deal, a US State Department spokesperson said Monday.

US says unable to provide guarantee won’t quit JCPOA again

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Tehran wants a guarantee that Washington won’t unilaterally quit the nuclear deal again, but the US administration can’t provide such kind of “hard and fast guarantee”.

Russia: Iran ‘absolutely right’ to seek guarantees in nuclear talks

Russia's top negotiator to the Vienna talks says Tehran is “absolutely right” to be asking for guarantees from Washington after the US’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

Biden aide says US paying price for Trump ‘catastrophic mistake’ on Iran

White House National Security adviser has lambasted former US president Donald Trump’s administration for pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Jake Sullivan believes the country is paying the wages of that catastrophic mistake.

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