White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said the United States is committed to a quick return, along with Tehran, to compliance with the commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear deal, Interfax reports.
“It is obvious that if we do not soon reach an understanding on a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA, the acceleration of Iran’s nuclear activities will make this agreement meaningless. Therefore, our priority is to make a quick mutual return, ”she said.
Psaki added that modest progress was made in negotiations last week.
The eighth round of negotiations on the restoration of the JCPOA on the Iranian nuclear program began on December 27 at the Vienna Hotel Coburg.
In 2015, the Russian Federation, USA, Great Britain, China, Germany, France and Iran signed a nuclear deal – the JCPOA. Within its framework, sanctions were lifted in exchange for limiting the Iranian nuclear program. In 2018, the United States withdrew from the agreement and imposed restrictions on Iran.