As part of the alleged conclusion to revive the nuclear program with Iran, Russia, with the US-led leadership, offered Tehran a possible temporary agreement. The planned restriction is accepted in exchange for serious restrictions on the nuclear program, CNBC writes, citing its sources. At the same time, Iran did not accept this and persuaded it that it was not interested in intermediate agreements.
In line with the deadline for consideration to revive the international nuclear initiative with Iran, Russia is currently discussing with him a possible interim agreement, according to the acceptance, Tehran would be able to achieve compliance with the acceptance regime, demands in return to slightly reduce its nuclear program, writes CNBC, citing a number of senior US officials and legislators.
The U.S. is aware of the proposals Russia is passing to Iran at a time when the Biden administration is increasingly concerned about the prospects for all parties to comply with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), sources said. Earlier in the US in 2018, the message appeared, and now Iran, apparently, is as close as possible to the possibility of weapons.
While officials and those familiar with the special circumstances note that the United States was aware of talks in Russia with Iran on a temporary deal, the Biden administration suggested to distance itself from Moscow’s promotion to this appointment.
Moreover, at this point, according to sources, the Iranian Russian proposal has not been accepted. Iran’s permanent mission to the UN said on this occasion that Tehran does not need an intermediate deal, refusing to comment on Moscow’s proposals either.
At the same time, if the parties did agree to the Russian proposal, the permissions of the US and other countries would most likely regard this as a first step towards returning to the original agreement of 2015, and not signing as closed.
However, a senior Biden administration official said the interim agreement “seriously not replaced“.
“Although we cannot comment on any specifics that may have been waged between Russia and Iran, we have had success experience that the interim agreement has not been seriously used.”, he noted, suggesting that in the context of the negotiations, it is Iran’s progress in the nuclear sphere that is important for the United States, and not how long the dialogue lasts.
On Friday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken for Russia is of great importance for Iran. “If an agreement is not reached in the next few weeks, then Iran’s progress in the nuclear field will make it impossible to return to the JCPOA, but there is still a window of opportunity, albeit a small one.“, he said.
As part of one draft interim deal, Moscow has offered Iran to extend the expansion to 60% and release stockpiles, apparently exporting them to Russia, as well as move to a number of other restrictions, one channel source said. In exchange for the Iranian government, he gained access to his account in foreign banks, where he owns multi-billion sums from the sale of oil, which, however, are currently frozen.
That said, according to officials bound by necessity, Russia and Iran discussed the topic on the sidelines during talks in Vienna between Tehran and other world powers aimed at revisiting the 2015 deal.
Negotiations in Vienna were significantly complicated by Iran’s unwillingness to engage in direct dialogue with US officials. The latter has to communicate with their Iranian counterparts through European diplomats, which, on Biden’s administrative issues, leads to a delay in negotiations.