The United States does not intend to unfreeze Iran’s sanctioned assets as a unilateral gesture, State Department spokesman Ned Price said.
CNN reported on Thursday that the United States, amid negotiations to renew the nuclear deal with Iran, is considering unfreezing one billion dollars that the Iranian authorities will be able to use for humanitarian purposes.
“Reports that we consider the unfreezing of Iranian assets as a unilateral gesture for Tehran are not true… As we said before, any meaningful US move must be part of a process that involves both sides,” Price wrote on Twitter.
The Austrian capital has been hosting regular face-to-face meetings of the commission on the Iran nuclear deal for several weeks, with informal meetings between them. To date, three working expert groups have been established, two of them – on the lifting of US anti – Iran sanctions and the nuclear issue-are searching for concrete steps that Tehran and Washington need to take to restore the nuclear deal fully. The task of the third expert group is to coordinate the sequence of these steps.
The third round of negotiations fully restore fully the nuclear deal with Iran began last Tuesday. The next meeting is scheduled for May 7.