The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has insisted on the country’s legal right to pursue nuclear research and development (R&D).
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has insisted on the country’s legal right to pursue nuclear research and development (R&D).
The eighth round of talks on lifting anti-Iran sanctions resumed on December 27 in Vienna, the Austrian capital. Representatives from China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and Iran are negotiating in Vienna to put the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on track.
The United States having withdrawn from the agreement, Iran decided that its representatives would not be present at the talks and that Iran’s agreement with the other JCPOA signatories would be transferred to them through an intermediary. Thus, the United States is indirectly involved in the negotiations. .
The US State Department is lifting sanctions on Iran’s civilian nuclear program in a necessary technical step to revert to the 2015 nuclear deal, a senior official said on Friday.
Resuming the waiver, halted by the Donald Trump administration in 2020, would be key to ensuring Iran’s early compliance if a new deal on control of Tehran’s nuclear program could be reached in talks in Vienna, said the head of the State Department.
“Iran’s legal right to pursue research and development and to maintain its peaceful nuclear capabilities and achievements, as well as its security against sustained evils, cannot be limited by any agreement at the same time,” Shamkhani tweeted.