US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken confirmed on Monday that if Iran’s nuclear program continues, the time needed to build a nuclear weapon will be reduced to a few weeks. Iran is willing and ready to do what it takes to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.”
“Its nuclear program is moving fast forward…the longer it goes, the shorter the time needed to make fissile material… It has now been reduced, according to public reports, to a few months at best. If this continues, it will be reduced to weeks.”
The talks were Indirectly, the United States and Iran have begun in Vienna in April to explore the two sides’ position to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. The agreement stipulated that Iran would place limits on its nuclear program that would make it difficult for it to obtain fissile material for weapons in exchange for easing sanctions imposed on it by the United States, the European Union and the United Nations.
The fifth round of talks ended in June 2 Diplomats say a sixth round could take place on Thursday, although that has not yet been confirmed. The United States withdrew from the agreement in 2018, prompting Iran to start violating its provisions about a year later.
Only 8 days
If talks resume on Thursday, there will be only eight days left to reach an agreement before the Iranian elections scheduled for June 18 June.
Some delegates say it is possible to reach an agreement by then, but the odds are not high.
This came as Director-General Rafael Grossi reiterated his call to Iran for transparency. And providing information in order to build confidence, after he confirmed that it had not provided the necessary explanations for the presence of nuclear material particles in any of the three undeclared sites on its territory, despite the passage of several months after the request.
Tehran has done nothing!
He added that Iran had said that it would It cooperated, but did nothing, adding that in the absence of clear and explicit answers from Tehran, the agency is deeply concerned, because the nuclear materials that were present in the three undeclared sites in the country are now in unknown locations.
He also revealed that the talks with Iran did not achieve tangible progress, and that the Vienna negotiations were complicated and that the timeline for the commitment to the nuclear agreement was absent.