Iran submits ‘written response’ to nuclear deal talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Tuesday submitted a “written response” to what it described as a definitive roadmap to restore the battered nuclear deal with world powers. said he did.

Iran’s state news agency IRNA gave no details about the content of its reaction, but suggested Tehran would still not accept the European Union-brokered offer, despite warning that there would be no further negotiations. did.

“The difference lies in three issues, and the US has expressed verbal flexibility in two cases, which should be included in the document,” the IRNA report said. It is about ensuring the continuation of the (agreement), and that depends on the realism of the United States.”

Tehran, led by hardline President Ebrahim Raisi, has repeatedly attempted to blame Washington for its delay in reaching a deal. Monday was reported to be the deadline for Iran’s response.

There was no immediate EU approval for Iran’s submission of its response. The EU has acted as an intermediary in indirect negotiations.

From Washington, State Department spokesman Ned Price said the US shares its own response to the EU.

“However, we agree on a basic point[with the EU]which is that what can be negotiated has been negotiated,” Price said.

He added that Iran is making “unacceptable demands” beyond the language of the 2015 nuclear deal to severely limit uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

“If Iran wants these sanctions lifted, it will need to change its fundamental behavior,” Price said. “The dangerous activities that caused these sanctions in the first place will need to change.”