The United States on Friday urged Iran and Russia to make the necessary decisions that could lead to a speedy agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme. It is up to Moscow and Tehran to find a way out of the impasse, said Ned Price, a spokesman for the US State Department.
In Vienna, negotiations have been underway for nearly a year to resume the 2015 nuclear deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme. An agreement appeared imminent last week, but negotiations had to be suspended in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia is demanding US guarantees that the sanctions imposed on Moscow after the invasion will not affect its economic cooperation with Iran.
Price said that despite the stalled talks, the United States still believed the deal could be salvaged. But then “decisions must be taken in Tehran and Moscow.”
Price insists that the new sanctions against Russia have “absolutely nothing” to do with negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal. These sanctions “should not affect” the talks, it seems.
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