BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 23. It is not impossible for all parties (the US, the UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian told reporters in New York on Sept. 23, Trend reports.
Meanwhile, as reported, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian is currently in New York to attend the UN General Assembly meeting.
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).
However, 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.
In order to achieve this goal, according to Abdollahian, the parties need to show their genuine will and commitment to revive the JCPOA, which would lead to the lifting of sanctions on Iran.
In late 2020, the Iranian parliament decided to implement a strategic plan to tackle the sanctions, citing the non-implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and six countries and the imposition of sanctions on Iran. According to the decision of the Iranian parliament, as of February 23, Iran suspended the implementation of additional steps and an additional protocol provided for in the nuclear deal. As a result, the control mechanism of the IAEA decreased by 20–30 percent.
In discussions on the 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.
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