On Wednesday, a senior US official on Iran cautioned that the chances of salvaging a nuclear deal were bleak and that Tehran would face a new round of sanctions if it refused to back down from its demands.
Restore Nuclear deal 2015 or Face more Sanctions
As the man in charge of more than a year of indirect talks with Iran in Vienna, Rob Malley has assure Congress that the Biden White House remains commit to the 2015 nuclear agreement and is ready to relieve sanctions if a deal can reach with Tehran.
Malley Statement on Iran
We don’t have an agreement with Iran and our chances of getting one are at best bleak, as Malley was to tell the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in his testimony.
Using the JCPOA’s formal name, he stated, “If Iran maintains demands that go beyond the framework of the JCPOA, we will continue to reject them and there will be no deal.”
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA
Unanswered queries by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have put the agency in a “very uncomfortable juncture” with Tehran.
Ball in Iran Court
He was most likely alluding to the demands of the clerical state to remove the elite Revolutionary Guards from a terrorism blacklist, a step that Biden had refused and that many in Congress had vehemently opposed. Iranian officials will have to explain to their people why they have chosen isolation if negotiations with the Biden administration fail, according to Malley.
With Europe by our side, Malley add, “We are absolutely prepare to live with and confront that reality if that is Iran’s choice,” as he continued to enforce and tighten sanctions.
US ready for every condition
He also indicated that the United States will be ready to “act robustly to any Iranian escalation, working in coordination with Israel and our regional partners.” He said.
To avoid unpleasant questions from parliamentarians opposed to diplomatic relations with Iran, Malley claimed he had no illusions about the religious regime and alluded to recent demonstrations against austerity measures.
“The savage response to these protests are a reminder of the government’s moral bankruptcy,” Malley said of the current demonstrations in Iran. “They are a measure of the government’s corruption and ineptitude.” Read more.
UN nuclear watchdog director Rafael Grossi
On Wednesday, UN nuclear watchdog director Rafael Grossi told a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. That talks with Iran to end a long deadlock over explaining the origin of uranium particles found in presumably old but undeclared sites was at a “very difficult juncture.”
Three Month Plan between Iran and Grossi
A three-month plan was agreed upon in March between Iran and Grossi in order to find the root of the problem. Which has been a source of friction between Iran and Western powers even throughout wider negotiations to bring Tehran. And Washington back into full compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
It is unlikely that any agreement to resurrect the 2015 deal will be reached. If the IAEA has not received adequate answers on this matter, Grossi has said in a statement.
We haven’t concluded the process yet so I suppose I shouldn’t have a final verdict at this point. But let me say that we are at a very tough stage right now,” Grossi added.
35 Nation Board
By the time the 35-nation Board of Governors convenes for its quarterly meeting on June 6. Grossi will have given a report on the progress of talks on the open topics. I hope so. to its economic relations.