US must act responsibly to save nuclear deal: Iran's chief negotiator
Iranian top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani said the US must seize the opportunity offered by JCPOA partners' generosity.
Iranian top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani said that the goal of the negotiations is to determine the conditions for the United States' return to the nuclear agreement
The United States cannot set the conditions for Iran, which is a member of the agreement, he added.
Kani stressed that the round of negotiations in Vienna is a test of the seriousness and realism of Washington to reach an agreement.
The ball is in Washington's court to save Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, Kani tweeted ahead of his trip to Vienna, where Iran and the United States will resume indirect talks to try to secure the pact.
"Heading to Vienna to advance the negotiations. The onus is on those who breached the deal & have failed to distance from ominous legacy," Bagheri Kani tweeted.
Heading to Vienna to advance the negotiations. The Onus is on those who breached the deal & have failed to distance from ominous legacy. The US must seize the opportunity offered by the JCPOA partners’ generosity; ball is in their court to show maturity & act responsibly.— علی باقریکنی (@Bagheri_Kani) August 3, 2022
"The US must seize the opportunity offered by the JCPOA partners’ generosity; the ball is in their court to show maturity & act responsibly."
برای پیشبرد مذاکرات عازم وین هستیم. مسئولیت بر عهده آنهایی است که توافق را نقض کرده و در فاصله گرفتن از میراث منحوس گذشته ناکام ماندهاند. آمریکا باید قدردان فرصتی باشد که با سخاوتمندی اعضای برجام فراهم شده است؛ توپ در زمین آنهاست تا از خود پختگی نشان داده و مسئولانه عمل نماید.— علی باقریکنی (@Bagheri_Kani) August 3, 2022
Reviving nuclear talks
The United States and Iran are set to resume indirect talks regarding the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna on Thursday, a US official told Axios.
US officials are concerned that the nuclear deal is on the verge of becoming obsolete, as Iran has taken efforts to advance its nuclear program following the adoption of a politically-motivated anti-Iran resolution by the UN.
"We are headed back to Vienna with low expectations but are going to make a good faith effort," the US official said.
Iran has begun to inject uranium gas
On Wednesday, following the closing of a cabinet meeting, a senior nuclear official of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mohammad Eslami, reiterated that Iran’s nuclear activities remain in compliance with the Safeguards Agreement and the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
In light of newly instated US sanctions targeting shipping and oil industries, Eslami stated that Iran has begun to inject uranium gas into its advanced centrifuge machines of 1,000 units that have been activated to confirm its determination to have sanctions lifted while going beyond the extra mile to preserve its national interests.
This implementation still conforms to the ‘Strategic Action’ and the safeguarding of national interests, which was ratified by the Parliament in October 2020.