Iran's new gov't will not change stance on nuclear deal

(VOVWORLD) - Iran's position on the Iran nuclear deal and the removal of sanctions will not change with its shift of government, an Iranian spokesman for the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. 
Iran's new gov't will not change stance on nuclear deal - ảnh 1Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh. (Photo: IRNA/VNA)

The government of President-elect Ebrahim Raisi will also be committed to this potential agreement because adherence to commitments and promises is a principle Tehran upholds, according to Saeed Khatibzadeh during his weekly press briefing. Progress has been made at the nuclear talks in Vienna, a fact acknowledged by all parties to the negotiation, Khatibzadeh added.

But some important issues still need to be signed off on by other parties, particularly the US, because reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, formally named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will depend on the political will of all parties involved. Iran will not set any deadline for reaching an agreement and is not in any hurry to reach an agreement, but will not allow the negotiations to erode, Khatibzadeh warned.
Iran has begun the process of producing enriched uranium to develop fuel for a research reactor, the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Tuesday. Britain, France, and Germany said Tuesday they have "grave concern" about Iran's decision, which violates the nuclear deal. The US called Iran's decision to produce uranium enriched to 20% purity an "unfortunate step backwards" but said the window for diplomacy to allow both sides to resume compliance with the 2015 deal remains open.

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