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Washington: Tehran's delay in negotiations will not lift the sanctions on it

The US State Department said, “Iran is wrong if it thinks that delaying the return to negotiations will lead to the lifting of sanctions.” She added that Washington will not offer any unilateral initiatives or incentives to attract Iran to the negotiating table.

The United States reiterated today, Thursday, that it will not offer unilateral incentives to Iran to persuade it to attend talks regarding the two parties’ commitment to the 2015 nuclear agreement.

“We will not show,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters. Any unilateral initiatives or incentives to attract the Iranians to sit at the negotiating table. If the Iranians ’impression is that the absence of any movement on their part to resume full compliance with the nuclear agreement will make us offer privileges or unilateral initiatives, then this is a wrong impression.”

Price indicated that Washington would consider taking steps by the parties to resume compliance with the agreement once they sit down to negotiate. “Only if Tehran sits at the negotiating table … we will be ready to discuss proposals that will help bring the two parties back to the path of joint commitment to the agreement,” he said. He added, “In the end, this is what we seek to achieve: commitment in exchange for commitment.”

And Price refers to the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers in which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions.

In another move to increase pressure on the administration of President Joe Biden, the ranking Republican member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee introduced legislation late Tuesday that would enable Congress to “review any effort on the part of the administration.” To end the US sanctions imposed on Iran. ”

Representative Michael McCall presented the bill to the House of Representatives, while Republican Senator Bill Hagerty submitted it to the Senate, and the Washington Free Beacon newspaper published it late last month.

Foreign policy leaders in the Republican Party have criticized the administration for refraining from presenting brief reports on its diplomatic policy with Iran. The US special envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, has not yet appeared before Congress, but he has already begun negotiations with central countries over Washington’s return to the nuclear deal, including China. Republican leaders are concerned that the administration is using the same tactics that former President Barack Obama’s team used when the nuclear deal was originally concluded, and that led to the failure to consult Congress in any substantive way.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed the importance for Iran to seize the opportunity of the United States’ readiness to return to the nuclear agreement, if Iran returns to its commitment. United Nations agreement in 2018.

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