US does not provide incentive to return Iran to the table of negotiations on a nuclear deal

The U.S. Department of State said on Wednesday that the Biden administration would return Iran to the negotiation table of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) (commonly known as Iran’s nuclear agreement) withdrawn by former President Donald Trump. In 2018, we repeatedly did not provide one-sided incentives.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said, “We are unilateral to sweeten all kinds of deals, bring Iran back to the negotiating table, and put it back in a better position at the bargaining table. Does not provide gestures or incentives. I told reporters on Wednesday..

Prices referred to arrangements between Iran and Tehran with six major powers that agreed to limit their nuclear program in exchange for easing US and other economic sanctions.

The agreement made it difficult for Iran’s atomic program to be used to produce nuclear weapons, Tehran’s denial of ambition. Trump withdrew the United States from trading in 2018 and imposed sanctions on Iran, saying the United States “will not be held hostage by nuclear blackmail” at the time. He called it “a flaw in its core” and “a terrifying one-sided deal.”

As a result, Tehran began to violate the agreement’s nuclear regulations about a year later.

Mr Price reiterated last month when he proposed that Washington consider taking steps to resume compliance with the agreement once both sides are seated in the negotiations.

“If Iranians have such an impression, there is no move on their part to resume full compliance. [nuclear deal], We will provide favors and one-sided gestures, which is a misunderstanding, “he told reporters last month.

“Only when Tehran sits in the negotiating table will we be ready to discuss suggestions that will help push both sides back on the path of mutual compliance with the deal,” he said at the time. “Ultimately, that’s what we aim for. Compliance for compliance.”

His comment came when the United States participated in indirect negotiations with Tehran in Vienna, Austria, almost three years after Trump abandoned the deal. Tehran has ruled out face-to-face bilateral talks with the United States.

Senator Jim Inhof (Republican), Marco Rubio (Republican), Pat Toomey (Republican), and Todd Young (Republican), leaders of several Senate committees or subcommittees, submitted letters (Republican). (pdf) This week I urged the president not to re-enter the nuclear deal.

They described it as “a seriously flawed agreement that undermines our national security interests due to arbitrary sunsets and limited extents.”

“Unfortunately, recent comments from government officials suggest that exactly what the United States is trying to offer to Tehran,” four Senate Republicans wrote in their letter.

“We urge your administration to reset that approach immediately. Congressmen rejected the JCPOA on a bipartisan basis in 2015,” they added. “Returning to the JCPOA is not a recipe for sustainable Iranian policy and does not protect the national security interests of the United States.”

Separately, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned last month that rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal would reduce the security of the United States and the Middle East.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki I told reporters on April 6th “The diplomatic path is the right path to move forward and benefits on all sides.”

Reuters contributed to this report.

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