Iran opposes the gradual lifting of sanctions – Press TV
© Reuters. Meeting of the governors at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna
(Reuters) – The Iranian government wants the US to lift all sanctions against their country and rejects any “gradual” relaxation of restrictions, Iranian state broadcaster Press TV reported on Saturday.
The two countries said on Friday that they would hold indirect talks in Vienna from next week to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers. The US State Department said the focus would be on “the nuclear steps Iran would have to take to return to compliance with this agreement.”
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Saturday that Tehran is against gradually easing sanctions.
“No step-by-step plan is being considered,” Khatibzadeh told Press TV. “The final policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the lifting of all US sanctions.”
The aim of the talks in the Austrian capital is to reach an agreement within two months, according to a high-ranking official of the European Union, the coordinator of the agreement.
Former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear pact in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions on Iran, causing Tehran to violate some of the agreement’s nuclear restrictions.
Trump’s successor Joe Biden wants to revive the deal, but Washington and Tehran have divided over who should take the first step.
Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany and the UK – all parties to the 2015 deal – held virtual talks on Friday to discuss the United States’ possible return to the deal.
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