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Iran has asked the US to show “good will” to restart the nuclear deal

Iran has asked the US to show “good will” to restart the nuclear deal

Iran’s President Ibrahim Raisi said on Tuesday that the United States must show its “good will and determination” to renew the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which Washington abandoned in 2018.

“By leaving the JCPOA, the United States has violated the agreement… the United States must demonstrate its goodwill and commitment,” Raisi said in a speech to the UN General Assembly, in English, a summary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Tehran. and the six world powers.

After taking office in January 2021, US President Joe Biden sought to negotiate a resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal, under which Iran curbed its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions imposed by the US, the European Union (EU) and the UN.

Former US President Donald Trump pulled out of the deal in 2018, arguing it was too generous to Tehran, and reimposed broad economic sanctions against Iran.

Efforts to renew the deal appeared dead about a year ago, when Iran said EU mediators had rejected a final proposal.

Diplomats are now salvaging the 2015 deal, particularly because of Iran’s advances in the operation of advanced centrifuges with high production of enriched uranium.

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