Iran has expressed its hopes to achieve the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) through constructive negotiations is not willing to give any concessions beyond the nuclear deal.
“Technically, it is possible to lift all the sanctions that violate the JCPOA and fully revive the agreement in the short term. We hope to achieve the desired outcome through constructive negotiations,” spokesman of the Iranian administration Ali Rabiei told a delegation of international peace representatives in Vienna on Tuesday.
“We are in no hurry to reclaim our obvious rights in the agreement and we are not willing to give any concessions beyond the framework of the JCPOA,” he added.
Rabiei said that the US administration can in a short time return to its obligations under the JCPOA, which it has violated, and then Iran “can quickly verify [the process] and … will swiftly return to our commitments”.
In 2015, Iran signed the JCPOA with the P5+1 group of countries, which required Iran to scale back its nuclear program and downgrade its uranium reserves in exchange for sanctions relief.
Former Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the United States out of the nuclear deal in 2018, re-imposed sanctions on Iran, and initiated even stricter sanctions as part of his ‘maximum pressure campaign against the regime.