The Iranian Foreign Ministry believes that there are signs that the Americans are reconsidering their position and moving towards the lifting of all sanctions.
Iran does not intend to stop any nuclear activities until the US lifts all sanctions against it and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal. This was stated by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi.
“Tehran will not stop or even reduce the pace of its activities in the nuclear sphere, especially in terms of uranium enrichment,” Araghchi was quoted as saying by the IRNA news agency on Friday. – The process of enriching uranium to a 20% level will go even faster than the law adopted by the Iranian Parliament provides. This trend will continue until an agreement is concluded that obliges the United States to lift all sanctions, and they should all be lifted immediately.”
According to Araghchi, “there are signs that the Americans are reconsidering their position and moving towards lifting all sanctions, but so far the Iranian side cannot make an assessment, since the negotiations are not over.” There is a long way to go,” he said. “However, the negotiations are moving forward and are taking place in a constructive atmosphere.”
On Tuesday, the first meeting of the Joint Commission of Iran and the international “five” in 2021 began in Vienna. As a result of the face – to – face meeting, two working groups of experts on the lifting of US sanctions against Iran and on the implementation of Tehran’s nuclear obligations were instructed to identify specific measures to be taken by the US and Iran to restore full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.