U.S. & Iran are stuck on Nuclear Deal, what’s next?
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday charted a way to overcome the stalemate over a return to the 2015 nuclear deal, saying the EU foreign minister could coordinate further steps.
«A mechanism can be developed that essentially either synchronizes or coordinates what can be done», – Zarif said in an interview with CNN when asked how to bridge the gap between Washington and Tehran, each of whom wants the other side to be the first to return to compliance..
Zarif recalled that as a result of the agreement, a joint commission was created, the work of which is coordinated by the head of European diplomacy. This post is currently held by Josep Borrell. According to Zarif, Borrell «can … coordinate the actions to be taken by the United States and the actions to be taken by Iran».
Under the agreement, Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions.
Former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran. President Joe Biden said Washington is ready to return to the deal if Iran begins to strictly adhere to its terms again.