The United States announced the need to expand the nuclear deal with Iran

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 The US administration sees a need to expand the nuclear deal with Iran on the basis of existing agreements, Iranian special envoy Robert Mally said Wednesday. “Our position is clear. to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program and then discuss ways to support or strengthen it, or resolve issues that remain the subject of controversy for Iran and the United States, “Malli said in an interview with the Carnegie Endowment. The American diplomat expressed confidence that that the United States “should be able to negotiate with Iran about something stronger and broader than what is agreed in the framework of the JCPOA.” In 2015, the UK, Germany, China, Russia, the United States, France and Iran concluded a JCPOA. The deal involved lifting sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran's nuclear program as a guarantor of Tehran's non-receipt of nuclear weapons. In May 2018, then-US President Donald Trump decided to unilaterally withdraw and reinstate tough sanctions against Tehran. In response, Iran announced a phased reduction in its obligations under the agreement, abandoning restrictions on nuclear research, centrifuges and the level of uranium enrichment. Negotiations on the restoration of the JCPOA and the lifting of US sanctions on Iran are underway in Vienna, the sixth round ended on June 20. According to Mikhail Ulyanov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to international organizations in Vienna, the work to restore the deal has been completed by almost 90%, there are still political moments related to the obligations of the United States and how Washington will comply with them in the future. The Iranian Foreign Ministry said that negotiations will resume in the fall, as the government of the new President Ibrahim Raisi, who won the elections in June, is to be finally formed in Iran. Merkel announces crucial weeks in Iran nuclear deal

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