Representatives of the United States at the negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal in Vienna gave Tehran examples of the sanctions that they are ready to lift to comply with their obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This was announced by a high-ranking representative of the State Department at a special briefing for journalists on Iran.
“We have provided Iran with some examples of those sanctions that we believe we will need to lift to return to compliance, as well as those that we believe we will not need to lift and that we will not lift as part of a return to the JCPOA,” he said.
At the same time, according to the representative of the US Foreign Ministry, the sequence of lifting sanctions and retaliatory steps on the part of Iran is not currently being discussed. “There were no special discussions about the sequence <…> We are not discussing the sequence now,” he said.
“We can only say that the sequence in which the United States will do everything on its part, and Iran will do nothing, is an unacceptable sequence, and Iran has been clearly stated about this,” he stressed. “We are open to various sequencing options that are in our interests, and they are for both sides to return to implementation [of the JCPOA], not just for us to return to full implementation before Iran does something,” the briefing moderator added.