Iran: No US response on final draft
If Iran receives the required response, the final draft text will be completed, which will then be submitted to the Iranian parliament for approval, as per the Iranian official.
A spokesperson for the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Parliament, Abolfazl Amawi, said, on Sunday, that "there are some unresolved issues in the final draft text to revive the 2015 nuclear deal although the majority of their content is formulated."
Amawi affirmed that the US is studying Iran's response to a final European Union-brokered proposal on reviving the 2015 international accord, stressing that Tehran didn’t receive a response from the US side so far.
“If we receive the required response, we will complete the final draft text, which will then be submitted to the Iranian parliament for approval," he added.
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The European Union proposed easing sanctions on Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) in order to revive the Iranian nuclear deal, formally known as the JCPOA, Politico reported on Friday.
The proposal, brokered by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in coordination with US officials, is not seeking the suspension of sanctions against the IRGC but may "significantly limit their effectiveness," the news outlet said.
If the draft resolution is adopted, it would allow companies in the European Union to do business in Iran, evading US and EU sanctions.
President Biden dismissed in April a demand from Iran for him to reverse a decision taken by the Trump administration in 2019 to label the IRGC a "terrorist organization". A group of US senators in May signed a resolution declaring that the US should not agree to any deal that would entail the lifting of sanctions on Iran.
Major powers and Iran are holding talks in Vienna with the aim of reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement and returning the United States to it following Washington's unilateral withdrawal in 2018 under then-President Donald Trump, who accompanied his decision with the imposition of harsh sanctions on Tehran.
In response, Iran gradually withdrew from its commitments under the JCPOA, seeing that the agreement was no longer binding.
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