Iranian Lawmakers Set Conditions For Revival Of The 2015 Nuclear Deal
Iran–Iranian lawmakers set their conditions for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal on Sunday. The conditions for the nuclear agreement include legal guarantees, which need to be approved by the United States Congress that Washington would not quit again the pact.
The lawmakers wrote an open letter to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. They said that under a revived pact, Washington should not be able to quit the agreement under which sanctions on Iran would be immediately reinstated. They also demanded that Iran should not be hit by new sanctions.
A statement was signed by 250 out of 290 Iranian parliamentarians. The statement read, “The US needs to provide Iran with a necessary legal guarantee that it will not withdraw from the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) again.” The 2015 Iran nuclear deal was formerly known as the JCPOA. The statement further read, “Iran should have the right to export its oil to any country in any agreed-upon amount.”
Since April 2021, eight rounds of talks have been held in Vienna, Austria’s capital, between Iran and the remaining parties to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. Britain, Germany, France, Russia and China participated directly in the nuclear talks while the United States indirectly participated in the talks.
In 2015, Iran signed a nuclear deal with world powers. The deal with world powers lifted most of the sanctions imposed on Iran, but former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the accord in 2018. Trump reimposed swinging economic sanctions on Iran. He also imposed new economic sanctions on Iran.
Meanwhile, Iran announced sanctions on 24 United States officials and individuals over charges of “terrorism” and violations of human rights. On Saturday, the Iranian foreign ministry announced the sanctions against the US. Many people were officials who served during Trump’s administration. In a similar move announced in January, Iran imposed sanctions on 51 Americans.