Jan. 26, 2021 Moscow, Tehran Call for 'Rescue' of Iran Nuclear Deal

Grant Boone
January 26, 2021

"We hope the Biden administration will start talks on how to reach a new nuclear deal, and I am personally optimistic about reaching an agreement", Hickey said.

The JCPOA was agreed in 2015 between Iran, the US, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday that if the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal, do not adhere to their commitments, Iran will stop inspections pertaining to the Additional Protocol of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Legislation passed by Iran's parliament in December requires Tehran to boost uranium enrichment and limit United Nations inspections if sanctions are not removed by February.

Rouhani will be issuing these conditions to the Biden administration directly, the report also said.

The third condition, according to the report, is that Tehran will not approve of using the terms of the nuclear deal to address separate issues, such as its missile program and activities overseas.

Fifthly, any issues involving other regional states must be discussed separately, and not as part of the nuclear talks. There were no further details given on the content of the potential referendum.

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That approach can work elsewhere, but not with Iran, ' Mohammad Yavad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister, said.

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif echoed Russia's position on Tuesday saying that if Washington lifts sanctions on Iran, "we will return to the full implementation of our obligations" under the agreement.

Under the administration of Trump, relations between the US and Iran deteriorated seriously.

According to the Israeli newspaper, Israeli TV Channel 12 broke the news on Saturday night, adding that Cohen, a trusted Netanyahu ally, would be the first senior Israeli official to meet with Biden and the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The network said Cohen, one of Netanyahu's most trusted colleagues, is to travel to the United States within the next month and will be the first senior Israeli official to meet Biden.

The JCPOA, which limits Iranian development of uranium in return for sanctions relief, was signed by Tehran as well as six world powers in 2015. Then-US president Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the US out of the deal in 2018, opting instead for a "maximum pressure" sanctions effort.

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