The United States this Thursday welcomed the announcement of a meeting on Friday by countries still members of the Iranian nuclear deal, saying they are ready to “reciprocal measures” with Iran to return to the text.
“It is a positive step”, he said to the media US diplomacy spokesman Ned Price, adding that Washington, absent from the meeting organized Friday by the European Union (EU), shared with its partners measures to save the 2015 deal, “Including through a set of initial reciprocal measures”.
The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, announced this Thursday the organization of a meeting of the joint commission of the agreement on the Iranian nuclear in videoconference to “discuss the perspective of a possible return of 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 full and effective implementation of the agreement by all parties ”, it reads in the document.
On Tuesday, Iran has indicated that it makes stopping the production of uranium enriched at 20% dependent on the end of “all sanctions” in the United States, in response to a possible proposal by Washington to resume negotiations 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.
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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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