President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dominated out modifications to Iran’s nuclear accord with world powers and dismissed calls to broaden the phrases of the deal and embody regional international locations.
US President Joe Biden has voiced assist for returning to the accord, from which Donald Trump exited, however has insisted that Tehran first resume full compliance and take into account increasing the deal past the nuclear situation.
Iran’s regional arch rival, Saudi Arabia, has additionally referred to as for a task in any future talks on the settlement.
“No clause of the JCPOA will change. Know this. And no one will be added to the JCPOA,” Rouhani mentioned at a televised cupboard assembly, utilizing the deal’s official identify, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
“This is the agreement. If they want it, everyone comes into compliance. If they don’t, they can go live their lives,” he mentioned.
Trump withdrew the US from the JCPOA and imposed crippling sanctions on Iran in 2018, sustaining a coverage of “maximum pressure” towards the Islamic republic.
Iran a yr later responded by steadily suspending its compliance with most of its key nuclear commitments within the deal, beneath which it was promised financial reduction for limits on its nuclear program.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday requested the European Union to coordinate a synchronized return of each Washington and Tehran to the deal, following a diplomatic standoff on who will act first.
Zarif mentioned that EU overseas coverage chief Josep Borrell ought to play a task in his capability of coordinator of the 2015 settlement, which additionally included Britain, France, and Germany in addition to Russia and China.
But the US State Department spokesman Ned Price mentioned it was nonetheless too early to settle for such a proposal, repeating calls on Tehran to return to compliance first.