The US presidential administration intends to put forward new proposals soon to break the deadlock in the nuclear negotiations with Iran. According to Politico, the US will ask Iran to suspend work on advanced centrifuges and uranium enrichment to 20 percent, in exchange for relaxing the economic sanctions.
On Monday, a spokesman for the Iranian regime lashed out at the US for dragging its feet on nuclear negotiations.
“Every day, delays associated with the lifting of sanctions against Iran lower chances to restore the JCPOA as the key and last way to settle differences, and also pull them further away from the prospect of having better relations with Iran,” Iranian spokesman Ali Rabiei told a state-run news agency.
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.
In 2018, Former President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the US out of the nuclear deal, and introduced tough sanctions throughout his term. As a result, Iran has taken several steps against denuclearisation and argues that since the US abandoned the deal first, they should take the first step in renegotiating and ultimately removing sanctions.