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The Biden Administration confirmed Tuesday that it has received Iran’s response to the European Union’s (EU) proposal to return to the 2015 nuclear deal and is evaluating it with its European partners.
A Department of State spokesman said they have already received Iran’s comments through the EU and are analyzing them.
Iran is negotiating with Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China, and, indirectly, the United States on restoring the 2015 nuclear deal, abandoned in 2018 by then-President Donald Trump due to the Iranian regime’s failure to comply.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, presented at the latest round of talks held in Vienna between August 4 and 8 a new proposal to close the agreement, which he defined as a “final text.”
The European Union announced on Tuesday that it received a formal response from Iran on Monday night, which has not been made public but is already studying with the other participants in the negotiations.
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According to Western diplomatic sources, the main issues to be resolved for Iran are guarantees that the United States will not leave the agreement again as Trump did in 2018.
Another outstanding issue is the Iranian request for closure of an investigation by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) into the origin of traces of uranium found at three sites Iran had not declared.
However, agreements have been reached on other issues that in the past prevented a deal, such as the U.S. sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
The administration of Democrat Joe Biden has been open to returning to the Iran nuclear deal, despite the regime’s constant threats and warmongering rhetoric against the United States and its partners.