United States: Iran adds requirements in nuclear talks
Iran has set out a number of conditions, including asking Washington to lift all sanctions related to the deal and remove iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from the list of terrorist organizations.
Washington, however, rejected Tehran’s demands.
The U.S. special envoy for the Iran nuclear deal said both the U.S. and Europe believe one of Iran’s demands is that negotiations cannot be reached.
U.S. Special Envoy for Negotiations to Revive the Iran Nuclear Deal Robert Malley said on July 5 that Tehran had added the requirements in the latest nuclear talks.
In an interview with National Public Radio, Malley said:
“They ( Iran), including (negotiations) in Doha, have added demands that are not related to the nuclear deal, the demands that Tehran has wanted in the past.”
Malley said some of these demands, both the U.S. and Europe, said they could not be negotiated.
In addition, the envoy said Iran had made “alarming” progress in its uranium enrichment program.
According to him, Iran has enough highly enriched uranium to be able to produce a nuclear bomb and can do so “on a weekly basis.”
On June 29, the latest indirect talks between Iran and the United States aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), ended in Doha with “no progress” after two days of talks.
Negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear deal have been at an impasse since March 2022 as Iran and the United States have differing views.