According to details in the recently leaked draft of the deal, Tehran has called for guarantees of relief from US sanctions for 2 1/2 years as well as support from other parties if Washington unilaterally abandons the deal again.

According to details in the recently leaked draft of the deal, Tehran has called for guarantees of relief from US sanctions for 2 1/2 years as well as support from other parties if Washington unilaterally abandons the deal again.

In order to rejoin the JCPOA, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) must end its investigation into undeclared nuclear material found at Iranian sites by 2019. But Iran has now dropped the request.

Countries that are engaged in negotiations with Iran on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal say they agree with the latest EU proposal.

On August 23, European Union foreign and security policy high representative Josep Borrell said most of the countries involved in negotiations with Iran on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal said they agreed with the latest EU proposal.

Iran has also responded to the draft, but the U.S. has not spoken.

Destination in sight

“Most of these countries have agreed, but I still don’t have an answer from the United States.

I understand that Washington must discuss this proposal and we look forward to receiving an answer this week,” Borrell said in an Aug. 23 interview with Spain’s national broadcaster TVE.

After the EU sent the proposal to both Tehran and Washington in late July, Iran responded last week. Borrell said Iran had asked for some adjustments to the EU proposal, which is not currently public.

Earlier in the day, he said Tehran’s response was “reasonable” and a new round of talks could be held as early as this week.