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Iran urges US to abide by 2015 nuclear deal as talks continue in Vienna

WASHINGTON was urged to return to the terms of the original 2015 nuclear deal with Iran yesterday as talks continue in the Austrian capital Vienna. 

Tehran says it is ready for a swift conclusion to negotiations over resuming the Joint and Comprehensive Plan of Action which was unilaterally scrapped by the US in 2018. 

Earlier this week Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani called on Britain and France to press the US to revive the deal and lift crippling sanctions. 

“Instead of standing alongside the culprit for the current situation of JCPOA, UK and France need to press their ally to take needed decisions for a lasting & strong agreement,” he said. 

The US is insisting on making amendments to the 2015 accord which had been agreed by the UN security council.

Tehran opposes such moves and insists that the original deal signed in 2015 must be adhered to. 

Its stance is backed by Russia, with Foreign Minister Minister Sergei Lavrov describing Iran’s position as “absolutely legitimate” yesterday. 

“The Americans withdrew from the plan, which all the other parties and the Americans themselves once approved. 

“Considering that Washington tried to dismantle it, Washington should simply recall its position and return to the original accords. That is the problem now,” he said.


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