Iran, world powers resume ‘final round’ of nuclear deal negotiations
World powers have resumed the latest round of negotiations to reach a final deal between Iran and the United States on relaunching the 2015 nuclear deal, said Russia’s envoy to the United Nations in Vienna .
Mikhail Ulyanov said the fifth round of negotiations had resumed in the Austrian capital and the countries concerned agreed that “the current round should be final”, according to his tweet.
In 2018, then-President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the deal saying it was not broad enough and needed to be renegotiated. As part of a campaign of maximum pressure, he reimposed sanctions and added others against Iran in a bid to bring Tehran back to the table.
The Iranian economy was crippled by the move, but refused further talks, instead retaliating by slowly and steadily breaking down JCPOA restrictions in a bid to put pressure on other parties involved, so far unsuccessfully, to that they offer incentives to offset US sanctions. .
Biden, who was vice president when the original deal was negotiated, said he wants the United States to return, but Iran must return to full compliance. Iran has insisted that all US sanctions imposed under Trump be dropped, including measures that were taken in response to non-nuclear issues. Iran’s violations include a significant increase in the purity and amount of uranium it has enriched.