US claims Iran's response on JCPOA revival "not constructive"
US State Department spokesperson Vedant Patel confirms that the US has received Iran's response through the EU.
US State Department spokesperson Vedant Patel said Thursday that a new response from Iran on reviving a landmark nuclear deal was "not constructive".
“We can confirm that we have received Iran's response through the EU, "he said.
"We are studying it and will respond through the EU, but unfortunately it is not constructive," he added.
The EU's proposed document is viewed as the culmination of nearly 18 months of work to revive a pact that former US President Donald Trump pulled out of four years ago.
On his account, Nasser Kanani, a spokesperson for Iran's foreign ministry, said earlier Thursday that Tehran had sent another reply in response to the US position.
Iran's diplomacy, according to Kanani, is taking a "constructive approach," according to the official IRNA news agency.
It is noteworthy that Seyyed Mohammed Marandi, chief advisor to the Iranian negotiating team in the Vienna talks, has lately told Al Mayadeen that the US is not negotiating from a position of strength.
Marandi underlined that Washington has been unable to "seal the deal" with Tehran due to the heavy opposition from its allies and other parties, noting that this prompted a lot of disinformation regarding the nuclear talks between Iran and major world powers.
"For example, one of the claims that we've been hearing over the last few days is that the Iranians have agreed to relinquish the case of removing the (Islamic Revolution) Guards from the US foreign terrorist organization list. But as you know [...] the removal of the [IRGC] from the US foreign terrorist organization [list]... has never been a precondition," Marandi said.