Friday, June 2, 2023

Nuclear Deal (JCPOA)

US says Biden prefers diplomacy with Iran over JCPOA

US National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby says the White House supports a diplomatic solution in dealing with Iran's nuclear program. Tehran says the revitalization of the nuclear deal, JCPOA, is contingent upon a Washington's decision.

Sources say Biden aide secretly visited Oman for possible outreach to Iran over JCPOA

Brett McGurk, US President Joe Biden’s senior Middle East adviser, took a low-profile trip to Oman earlier this month for talks with Omani officials on possible diplomatic outreach to Iran regarding its nuclear program, according to five US, Israeli and European officials.

Analyst: Talks with Europe won’t solve JCPOA case; Iran needs direct talks with US

An Iranian analyst says a revival of the Iran 2015 nuclear deal will not be possible with the Europeans, and that the Islamic Republic should engage in direct negotiations with the United States to that end.

UN chief holds phone talks with Iranian FM over JCPOA

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has held a telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian to discuss the 2015 nuclear deal, as well as regional developments including those in Yemen and Afghanistan, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric says.

Iran nuclear chief: IAEA head Grossi in no position to comment on JCPOA revival talks

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran criticizes the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for making comments on the political process of negotiations on a revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Chance to save nuclear deal won’t last forever: Iran to US, E3

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator and Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri Kani has said the United States dealt a devastating blow to the international rule of law by withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal, adding that the opportunity to revive the landmark agreement will not last forever.

President Raisi says Iran never distanced itself from nuclear negotiations

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi lashed out at the US for leaving the negotiation table and the European parties for failing to honor their commitments under the Iran nuclear deal. He stressed that his administration would never link the country’s economy to talks with world powers.

EU strongly supports revival of Iran nuclear deal: Croatia

Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić-Radman says the European Union (EU) strongly supports the potential revival of the Iran nuclear deal.

Iranian FM says Oman favors talks over revival of nuclear deal

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says Oman is interested in helping finalize the talks over the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA, adding that Tehran has received Muscat’s ideas to this end.

Russia says missing chances of resuming JCPOA would be a mistake

It would be a huge mistake to miss the chance of resuming the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, due to West’s actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters in New York.

Iran UN envoy: US withdrawal from nuclear deal clear example of unilateralism

Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Amir Saied Iravani has warned that Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, is among measures threatening multilateralism in the world.

US says prefers diplomacy with Iran over nuclear program

US State Department Spokesman Vedant Patel has stated that Washington prefers diplomacy with Tehran in dealing with the Iran nuclear program, but is willing to consider other options if negotiations fail. Tehran has repeatedly stressed that nuclear deal revitalization is contingent upon a Washington decision.

Iran condemns G7 statement, reaffirms cooperation with IAEA, voices opposition to Ukraine war

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned the accusations made in a statement of the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven against the Islamic Republic of Iran as baseless and meddlesome.

Rouhani’s website denies claim that ex-president opposed pushing for reparations from US

The website of former Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has denied a claim that it was his administration that opposed pushing for reparations from the US over Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Iran’s ex-ambassador to France: No party has motivation to revive JCPOA

A former Iranian ambassador to Paris says the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as JCPOA, is stagnant now and Iran and the other parties to the deal lack motivation to reach an agreement to restore the agreement.

France and China support restoration of talks to salvage JCPOA

Following French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit to China, Paris and Beijing issued a joint statement on Friday, supporting negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Sources say US seeking interim deal with Iran over JCPOA, Tehran rejected idea

The Biden administration has in recent weeks discussed with its European and Israeli partners a proposal for an interim agreement with Iran that would include some sanctions relief in exchange for Tehran freezing parts of its nuclear program, according to 10 Israeli officials, Western diplomats and US experts with knowledge of the proposal.

Russian FM: Iran nuclear deal must be revived, implemented soon

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called for the removal of “all illegal all anti-Iran sanctions” reiterating that the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA, has no alternative and must be revived and fully

Iran FM: JCPOA revival talks on agenda of meeting Russia’s Lavrov, window of talks open

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian says the troubled 2015 nuclear agreement will be on the agenda of his talks with senior Russian officials in Moscow.

Iran says liquidation of INSTEX shows Europe lack of will, independence from US

The spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry says a decision by the European countries to liquidate the financial mechanism known as INSTEX proves lack of determination on the part of the Europeans to act independently from the US.

Atomic chief: Iran took steps away from JCPOA due to other side’s non-commitment

The head of the Atomic Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Tehran decided to take steps away from the 2015 nuclear agreement due to the other side’s non-commitment to its own contractual obligations.

IAEA chief due in Iran on Fri. for high-level talks

Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi is due in Tehran for high-level negotiations with Iranian officials, as the two sides work to hammer out the differences hindering the revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Pentagon official says Iran could produce nuke material in less than 2 weeks

Iran could now produce "one bomb's worth of fissile material" in "about 12 days", a top US Defense Department official has claimed.

Ex-Iran nuclear negotiator rejects media report on travel to Geneva for JCPOA talks

Former Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi has rejected reports by the European media that he is in Geneva for negotiations with western parties over Iran's nuclear deal.

“Omani king to visit Iran with good news”

An Iranian lawmaker has said Oman’s king is going to visit Tehran in the near future for the purpose of mediating between Iran and the US over the deadlocked JCPOA revival talks.

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