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US special envoy said about the possibility of lifting part of the sanctions against Iran


View of Tehran, Iran. File photoWASHINGTON, May 25.U.S. Special Representative for Iran Robert Mulley said the possibility of “limited lifting of sanctions” against Tehran to encourage its steps to abandon its nuclear program. “We, like our European partners, are convinced that we can provide limited sanctions relief in exchange for Iran has taken important steps to curb and limit its nuclear program,” Mally said at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. According to him, while the US and EU can “continue to use the remaining sanctions and other tools at our disposal to exert pressure and targeting other dangerous activities (of Iran).” In 2015, the UK, Germany, China, Russia, the US, France, and Iran signed a nuclear deal – the JCPOA, which involved the lifting of sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran's nuclear program. In May 2018, then-U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the JCPOA and reinstated sanctions against Tehran. In response, Iran announced a phased reduction in its obligations under the agreement, waiving restrictions on nuclear research, centrifuges and the level of uranium enrichment. become a mediator between Russia and UkraineIn Vienna, negotiations are underway to renew the JCPOA and lift Washington's sanctions against Tehran, on December 27, 2021, the eighth round started. Even during the seventh round, in December, the parties reached an agreement on two draft agreements, in which the European side included the positions of Iran. Iranian spokesman Bagheri Kyani said the talks were going well, but US State Department spokesman Ned Price assessed the progress in Vienna as “modest”, urging Tehran to take the issue seriously. With the return of the parties to their capitals at the end of March, the negotiations were suspended. The Iranian Foreign Ministry blames the US administration for this.

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