United States of America says it is “disappointed” with negotiations with Iran in Doha
Joe Biden’s US administration says it wants to return to the deal if Tehran returns to its commitments, but Iran is demanding the lifting of sanctions as well as guarantees that Washington will no longer withdraw from the pact.
Iran has also called for the removal of the regime’s ideological army, the Revolutionary Guards, from the US list of “terrorist organizations,” without this being officially presented as a “red line.”
The optimism sparked by the talks in Doha translated into a sharp appreciation on Wednesday of the Iranian currency on the black market, according to money changers in the countries.
Global tensions in the oil market are also an opportunity for Iran to push for the lifting of sanctions on Iranian crude, according to Alex Vatanka, director of the Iran program at the Washington-based think tank Middle East Institute.
The United States and Iran have been negotiating indirectly on Iran’s nuclear issue for two days in Doha, under the coordination of the European Union.
The United States said Wednesday it was “disappointed” by the indirect negotiations with Iran on nuclear power that began since Tuesday in Doha, where “no progress has been made” according to Washington, which considers this round of exchanges “completed”.
The US envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, and the Iranian negotiator Ali Bagheri had opened tuesday in the Qatari capital indirect talks through the European Union (EU), with a view to unblocking the Vienna negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program.