U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has acknowledged “that’s right” that Iran has made a lot progress in nuclear industry both in terms of “material” and “knowledge” since the Trump administration quit the nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA, in May 2018.
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran has started constructing two new nuclear power plants in cooperation with Russia, praising the close relations that the two sides have forged in various fields, especially defense, besides the energy sector.
A political commentator says the administration of US President Joe Biden intends to remove a fraction of sanctions against Iran but to keep the majority of them in place, arguing that Washington’s insistence on classification of the bans to those related to the 2015 nuclear deal and others has made negotiations to revive the agreement lengthier and more complex.
The shutdown of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran is impossible, Tehran continues to cooperate with Moscow on the construction of second and third power units of the plant, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said.
President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the common name for the 2015 nuclear deal, completely legalized nuclear technology in Iran and this was a great achievement that happened during his early years as president.
Stating that Iran never seeks nuclear weapons, President Hassan Rouhani said that all the country's nuclear activities are peaceful and civilian.
A spokesman for the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has explained about the details of a visit by a number of MPs to the country's four nuclear sites.
A senior Iranian official said that Iran will not accept any division of the sanctions imposed by the US on Iran into those that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal and the ones unrelated to the nuclear issues.
Majid Takht Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador to the New-York based United Nations said on Tuesday that the Vienna talks “can be win-win situation for all”.
Head of the Iranian delegation to the 18th Regular Joint Session of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Seyyed Abbas Araghchi stressed in Vienna on Tuesday that Iran is not interested in step-by-step revival of the nuclear deal at all.