Iran has refused to hold direct consultations with the US and the EU on the atom

According to The Wall Street Journal, this could lead to “increased tensions” between Western countries and Iran.

The Iranian authorities have rejected an offer from the US and the EU to start direct diplomatic contacts on Tehran’s nuclear program. This was reported on Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

According to her sources from among Western diplomats, “Iran has refused the offer of the European Union and the United States to hold direct negotiations on the atom in the coming weeks.” According to the publication, this may lead to “an increase in tension” between Western countries and Iran.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Washington expects Tehran to take further steps to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program. According to the head of the US Foreign Ministry, bilateral diplomatic contacts will depend on this. Blinken then did not deny the possibility of direct diplomatic contacts with Iran.

The previous US president, Republican Donald Trump, decided in 2018 to withdraw from the JCPOA with Tehran, after which Washington began a campaign of exerting maximum pressure on Iran, in fact, aimed at its economic strangulation. The JCPOA was signed with Iran by the five permanent UN Security Council members and Germany in 2015 to resolve the crisis over Tehran’s nuclear developments. The new American leader, Joe Biden, has repeatedly stated his readiness to return the United States to the JCPOA.

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