Sunday, January 16, 2022

Iran sets a condition for negotiations with US to lift the sanctions


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said the resumption of renewed negotiations with the United States of America should lift the sanctions.

According to IRNA, the Iranian intelligence official said that there is no objection to negotiations if the Supreme Leader allowed it.

“Iran can reconsider negotiations with the United States, but this is in the case of lifting the Trump sanctions and the leader’s agreement to conduct such talks,” he said.

Alavi claimed that the Americans are terrified of Iran’s military power and that is why the decision to attack Iran was canceled.

Washington imposed two severe sanctions on Tehran in November and August 2018. It continued to impose sanctions on entities and leaders of the Revolutionary Guards, as well as sanctions against the head of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei this year, and included the Revolutionary Guard on the lists of terrorist organizations.

In response to the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday threatened to increase the rate of uranium enrichment beyond the limit set in the nuclear agreement (3.67%) starting next Sunday (July 7th) and re-launching its project to build the Arak Heavy Water Reactor (central) If the other signatory countries (Germany, China, France, Britain, Russia) help to circumvent US sanctions.

In May, Tehran confirmed that it would reduce its obligations under the terms of the agreement, which would allow any party to lift restrictions if it considers that other parties do not meet their obligations.

Tension between Tehran and Washington has escalated since US President Donald Trump pulled out last year from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers and re-imposed sanctions lifted under the deal in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear work.

Read also: Rouhani: Iran will not start a war but will respond in a devastating way to any aggression

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