Raab and counterparts urge Iran's 'full compliance' with nuclear deal

  • Raab and counterparts urge Iran's 'full compliance' with nuclear deal

Raab and counterparts urge Iran's 'full compliance' with nuclear deal

In advance of the USA announcement, the Biden administration on Thursday withdrew Trump's invocation of the "snapback sanctions" at the United Nations.

The United States said on Thursday it was ready to restart diplomacy with Tehran around a nuclear deal sealed between Iran and world powers, but which the Trump administration had abandoned in 2018.

Specifically, Tehran says it will halt snap nuclear inspections outside of its declared sites as of 23 February.

"The United States would accept an invitation from the European Union High Representative to attend a meeting of the P5+1 and Iran to discuss a diplomatic way forward on Iran's nuclear program", State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.

The diplomats pointed to "the risky nature of a decision to limit IAEA access", and urged Iran "to consider the consequences of such grave action, particularly at this time of renewed diplomatic opportunity".

In the hopes of finding a "mutually agreeable solution", the International Atomic Energy Agency said that Director General Rafael Grossi will visit Tehran on Saturday for discussions with senior Iranian officials.

"These activities have no credible civil justification", the statement said.

Their statement urged "Iran to consider the consequences of such grave action, particularly at this time of renewed diplomatic opportunity", adding that they all shared the aim of Iran returning to "full compliance" with the accord.

"We're obviously concerned about the risk of further non-compliance by Iran with the JCPOA", British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said after the talks.

However, Iran has said it will stop some of the inspections next week if the West doesn't implement its own commitments.

The E3 powers, all signatories to the original 2015 agreement, continue to back it but have warned Iran about violations.

The U.S. also notified the United Nations that it was retracting a host of sanctions against Iran that Trump had activated.

"Our remedial measures are a response to US/E3 violations".

"Remove the cause if you fear the effect", Zarif wrote on Twitter. Last month, Tehran announced that it had begun enriching uranium to a purity level of 20%, which is five times the limit set by the JCPoA.

"The recent steps of Iran are not helpful at all, they endanger the return of the Americans" to the deal, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas tells reporters in Paris. Besides overcoming disagreements over the sequencing of an agreement, the United States also intends to lengthen and strengthen the deal to restrain Iran's ballistic missile program and curb its support for proxy militias across the Middle East. Iran opposed such terms during its negotiations with the Obama administration.

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with army's air force and air defense staff in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021.

Vaez said "the seemingly impossible dilemma has a solution" if the two sides were prepared to take "closely synchronised steps".

Acting U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council on behalf of President Joe Biden saying the United States "hereby withdraws" three letters from the Trump administration culminating in its September 19 announcement that the United States had re-imposed U.N. sanctions on Tehran.