UK wants to strengthen economic ties with Iran: Johnson's aide
An aide to the UK PM has revealed that the UK intends to improve trade relations with Iran.
An assistant to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated on Thursday that the UK wants to restore commercial relations with Iran and that this will be achievable if the Iranian nuclear agreement is resurrected.
On March 16, the United Kingdom paid back roughly $521.2 million to Iran for failing to deliver tanks dating back to the 1970s.
The aide who spoke on condition of anonymity stated that London is "seeking constructive relations" with Iran, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
According to the media, the aide stated that a new nuclear deal would facilitate this and ease sanctions on Iran.
Days ago, Mohammed Eslami, the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), stated that the technical issues in the Vienna talks were over, and the damaged nuclear sites are rebuilt and operating normally.
Previously, Iranian Leader Sayyed Ali Khamenei stated that the talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), were “going well”.
The Vienna Talks between Iran and the other parties to the Iran deal began in April on the assumption that the United States, under Joe Biden's administration, would be willing to rejoin the JCPOA.
Former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the JCPOA in May 2018 in order to pursue illegal "maximum pressure" sanctions against Iran.
It is worth mentioning that Iran has constantly stated that it will not accept anything less than the complete removal of all US sanctions in a verifiable manner. It also wants assurances that Washington will not withdraw from the agreement again.