The US State Department confirmed that the country’s delegation will participate in a face-to-face meeting on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program on April 6 in Vienna. TASS writes about this with reference to a statement by the head of the press service of the State Department, Ned Price.
“We agreed to participate in negotiations with our European, Russian and Chinese partners,” Price specified. He added in a statement that the US does not expect an “immediate breakthrough” and the possibility of direct negotiations with Iran. However, Washington is still open to communication, the official said.
At the same time, the Press TV channel, citing an informed source, reported that Iran does not intend to conduct negotiations with the United States until all the sanctions that Washington had previously introduced were lifted from the country.
Recall that a face-to-face meeting of the Joint Commission on the Iranian nuclear deal will take place on April 6 in Vienna. At the meeting, they plan to determine further steps related to the lifting of sanctions and Iran’s nuclear program.
In 2018, former American leader Donald Trump unilaterally decided to withdraw from the JCPOA and renew economic restrictions on Iran. In December 2020, President-elect Joseph Biden vowed to bring the United States back to the agreement.