Iran reiterates willingness to return to original nuclear deal
Tehran, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Iran reiterated on Monday that to return to the original Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or nuclear deal, the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic must be lifted.
Ali Akbar Salehi, director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, stated that Iranian distrust of the United States is based on facts and the country will not accept its pressures.
President Donald Trump ordered in May 2018 the US withdrawal from the JCPOA and reimposed punitive measures against Tehran, while forcing European allies to do the same.
A year later, the Islamic Republic began to scale down its obligations from the multilateral pact sealed in 2015 with the 5+1 Group (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China plus Germany).
Faced with US increasing sanctions, Iran currently produces nearly 500 grams of 20% enriched uranium every day, in virtue of the plan approved by the Parliament (Majles), Salehi said.
If the US government seeks to return to the negotiating table, it should know that Iran will not accept any conditions due to the mistrust between the Islamic nation and the other JCPOA signatories, he said.
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