Emphasizing the need to add its missile program to any future agreement .. US State Department: There is still a long way to go before studying any proposal from Iran regarding the return to the 2015 agreement #Arabia pic.twitter.com/RQEqSh4mEF
– (@AlArabiya) February 2, 2021
The US State Department announced that the administration of US President Joe Biden has not communicated with Iran since assuming power, and it does not expect that to happen before consulting with The Allies and Congress.
A Foreign Ministry spokesman said: There is still a long way to go before any proposal from the Iranians is considered.
On January 28, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken called on Iran to return to abide by its nuclear agreement before Washington does so.
He added, “If Iran returns to fully comply with its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear deal), the United States will do the same.”
Blinken said that if Iran returned to abide by the agreement, Washington would seek to build a “longer and stronger agreement” that would address other “very difficult” issues.
The states also demonstrated The United States, on Tuesday, is concerned about Iran’s launching of a missile capable of carrying a satellite, warning that the test would strengthen the Iranian missile arsenal at a time when the two countries approached to return to the diplomatic track.
Concerned about Iran’s program Missile
A spokesman for the US State Department said, “The United States is concerned about Iran’s efforts to develop space launch vehicles (space missiles). Given the ability of these programs to advance the Iranian ballistic missile development (mechanisms). ”
The spokesman added,“ Space launch vehicles raise great concerns about The level of nuclear proliferation due to its use of technological techniques identical to those used in ballistic missiles, including long-range systems. ”
On Monday, the Iranian Ministry of Defense announced an action. A successful test launch of a missile intended to carry a satellite, equipped with the “most powerful” solid-fuel engine technology.
This also comes in light of an Iranian escalation, as a delegate announced Iran permanent to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Kazem Gharib Abadi, said that his country installed 696 centrifuges of the IR2M generation with a capacity of 4 times the previous generation in the Natanz facility in Isfahan, in the center of the country, in addition to installing two series of IR6 generation in Fordo, near the capital, Tehran.
Gharib Abadi said on Twitter, “There is pain Zaid in the near future, “adding that” the IAEA is still able to verify and report progress as planned. “
This escalation comes a day after US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken warned that if Iran continues to violate its nuclear obligations , It will only have “a few weeks” of producing nuclear fissile material for making nuclear weapons.
And Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested in an interview With CNN, Tuesday, European Union foreign policy coordinator Joseph Borrell intervenes, for a “coordinated and simultaneous return” of Iran and the United States to the nuclear deal. While the new US government says that Iran must return to its nuclear commitments fully, Tehran says that the United States must lift sanctions before returning to the agreement.