Iran ready to resume nuclear talks, while maintaining its red lines - FM

Nuclear Program Materials 12 September 2023 16:58 (UTC +04:00)
Iran ready to resume nuclear talks, while maintaining its red lines - FM
Elnur Baghishov
Elnur Baghishov
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 12. Iran is ready to continue discussions on its nuclear program while maintaining its red lines, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said, Trend reports.

The minister stressed that Iran considers the restoration of the rights of its people, the importance of lifting sanctions against the country, and a number of other issues as red lines.

Iran discloses various programs related to its nuclear industry to reflect that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. However, according to the information obtained by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has increased the amount of highly enriched uranium by 27 percent in the last three months, and currently the country's enriched uranium reserves are 4,745 kilograms. This is 15 times more than the amount of uranium allowed for Iran in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In discussions on nuclear program, Iran is mainly trying to achieve the abolition of sanctions imposed by the US and Western countries, the removal of its funds frozen abroad, and the abolition of the restriction on the export of crude oil. In return, the US and Western countries want Iran not to acquire an atomic bomb, to keep its nuclear program under control, and to reduce the level of uranium enrichment.

On January 16, 2016, Iran's nuclear program triggered the creation of the JCPOA between Iran and the P5+1 group (US, Russia, China, UK, France, and Germany).

On May 8, 2018, the US announced its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the 5+1 group (Russia, China, the UK, France, the US, and Germany) and imposed new sanctions against Iran as of November 2018.

Over the past period, the sanctions affected Iranian oil exports and more than 700 banks, companies, and individuals. The sanctions have resulted in the freezing of Iranian assets abroad.

On January 5, 2020, Iran has announced that it will not fulfill any of its obligations under the nuclear agreement.


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