• “We do not anticipate presently that there will be direct talks between the United States and Iran through this process, though the United States remains open to them,” State Department spokesman Ned Price mentioned.

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PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 07:44 PM IST

The United States on Friday confirmed it could participate in a gathering in Vienna subsequent week on the Iran nuclear deal and provided to sit down down immediately with Tehran.

“These remain early days, and we don’t anticipate an immediate breakthrough as there will be difficult discussions ahead. But we believe this is a healthy step forward,” State Department spokesman Ned Price mentioned.

“We do not anticipate presently that there will be direct talks between the United States and Iran through this process, though the United States remains open to them,” he mentioned.

The European Union introduced Friday an in-person assembly in Vienna of all events to the 2015 nuclear deal, formally referred to as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, from which former president Donald Trump withdrew.

The Europeans mentioned it could have “separate” contacts in Vienna with the United States and Iran shortly rejected a direct assembly with its arch-enemy because it presses President Joe Biden first to raise sanctions.

Price mentioned that the “primary issues” for dialogue in Vienna will likely be “the nuclear steps that Iran would need to take in order to return to compliance with the terms of the JCPOA, and the sanctions relief steps that the United States would need to take in order to return to compliance as well.”

Iran has insisted that the United States should act first on eradicating the Trump sanctions, which embody a unilateral effort to cease all its oil exports, earlier than it would roll again measures away from compliance that it had taken as a protest.

The Vienna talks can even embody the governments of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia which all stay events and supporters of the nuclear deal negotiated underneath former US president Barack Obama.

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