US welcomes meeting on Iranian nuclear and admits “reciprocal measures” – News

“It is a positive step,” US diplomacy spokesman Ned Price told the media, adding that Washington, absent from the meeting organized Friday by the European Union (EU), shared with its partners the measures to save the 2015 agreement, “including through a set of initial reciprocal measures”.

EU Head of Diplomacy, Josep Borrell, today announced the organization of a joint commission meeting on the Iranian nuclear deal by videoconference to “discuss the prospect of a possible return from the United States”.

“The mixed commission will be chaired, on behalf of the high representative [o chefe da diplomacia] from the EU, Josep Borrell, by the assistant secretary general and political director of the European Service for External Action Enrique Mora and will bring together representatives from China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and Iran, “according to a statement.

“Participants will discuss the prospect of an eventual return of the United States to JCPOA (the Joint Global Action Plan concluded in Vienna in 2015) and in order to ensure the complete and effective implementation of the agreement by all parties,” reads the document.

On Tuesday, Iran indicated that it depends on halting the production of 20% enriched uranium on the end of the “all sanctions” of the United States, in response to a possible proposal by Washington to resume talks on nuclear energy.

“The enrichment [de urânio] 20% is in accordance with article 36 of the JCPOA and only [pode conhecer um fim] if the United States lift all sanctions, ”a senior Iranian official said anonymously to state television in Tehran Press TV, in English.

The JCPOA was signed between Iran and six major powers – the United States, Russia, the People’s Republic of China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany) but Washington withdrew unilaterally during the presidency of Donald Trump.

Biden has already expressed willingness to return to the agreement but with conditions.

Iran started producing uranium (20%) last January, in breach of the pact, which stipulates maximum purity up to 3.67% and is also using advanced centrifuges when JCPOA only allows first generation equipment.

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