Feb. 15 (UPI) — Iran increased pressure on the United States to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal on Monday and the other countries involved to hold up their end of the deal, otherwise the U.N. would be limited. At Iranian sites, inspections.
The Obama-era pact grants the United Nations nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, access to snap inspections at Iranian facilities. Tehran said Monday that access would be restricted if by next Sunday the other parties to the agreement do not “fulfill their obligations”
The ultimatum is part of a law passed last year by Iran that gives complete obedience to the United States and other nations participating in the deal — Britain, Germany, France, Russia, China, and the European Union — until Feb. 21. For the United States, which withdrew from the deal in 2018, that means lifting sanctions against the oil and banking sectors of Iran.”This measure means an end to inspections beyond the Safeguards Agreement, but does not mean an end to all inspections,
“This measure means an end to inspections beyond the Safeguards Agreement, but does not mean an end to all inspections.Under former President Donald Trump, the United States re-imposed sanctions on Iran after it withdrew.Iran has regularly breached parts of the agreement following the U.S. withdrawal from the pact, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and some parties have challenged whether it can be salvaged.US.
U.S. President Joe Biden has stated that he plans to rejoin the agreement, but has not taken any concrete action on the matter so far. Tehran has confirmed since Biden took office that it is only giving the United States a limited window to rejoin and that it would not renegotiate key points of the agreement. US. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has confirmed that if Iran does, Biden is prepared to return and then deliver a “longer and stronger” agreement.
Iran has also increased the enrichment of uranium and said it expects further violations of enforcement if not all commitments are fulfilled by the other parties.Biden said earlier this month that once Iran stops enriching uranium, he won’t lift any sanctions. The JCPOA is intended to restrain and prevent Iran’s nuclear activity from developing atomic weapons in the laboratory.