US not focused on nuclear deal revival, only on Iran riots
Price expresses his country's focus on supporting the Iranian riots in light of Amini's death.
On Wednesday, US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price stated that reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is "not our focus right now," adding that it was concentrating on supporting Iranian riots after which Price said, "It is very clear and the Iranians have made very clear that this is not a deal that they have been prepared to make. The deal certainly does not appear imminent."
"Nothing we've heard in recent weeks suggests they have changed their position. And so right now our focus ... is on the remarkable bravery and courage that the Iranian people are exhibiting through their peaceful demonstrations," he added in a press briefing.
Just last month, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said that Iran can meet the energy needs of European countries if the parties to the Iran nuclear deal, formally the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), reach an agreement to revive the accord.
Referring to the riots following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, Price expressed, "Our focus right now is on shining a spotlight on what they're doing and supporting them in the ways we can."
Former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers in 2018 and reimposed economic sanctions that are still being enforced and added onto by current US President Joe Biden.