Iran says US must make decision on reviving nuclear deal

United States must make the decision to close a deal to save the nuclear deal from Iran 2015 with world powers, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday amid fears that talks in Vienna they can collapse.

Efforts to reach a new deal were left in limbo after a last-minute lawsuit from Russia, now at odds with the West over its invasion of Ukraine, it forced the powers to pause talks for an indefinite period despite having a largely complete text.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian will visit Russia on Tuesday, ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told a weekly news conference, without elaborating.

Iran’s Nour News, affiliated with a top security body, described the foreign minister’s visit to Moscow as “a platform for serious, frank and progressive talks” between two countries that have shown they “can work very closely, decisive and successful in complex issues”.

“We are currently taking a breather from the nuclear talks,” Khatibzadeh said. “We are not at the point of announcing an agreement now, as there are some important open issues that need to be decided by Washington”.

The Iranian and US governments have put talks on a nuclear deal on hold.

The US State Department said on Friday that Washington continued to believe a potential deal to return to the 2015 deal was close, but said decisions needed to be made in places like Tehran and Moscow.

On March 5, Russia’s foreign minister unexpectedly demanded assurances that Russian trade with Iran would not be affected by sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, a demand Western powers found unacceptable and Washington insisted. in which I would not accept.

A collapse of talks to restore restrictions on its uranium enrichment program could see Tehran move closer to a speed race to develop nuclear weapons, a prospect that could start a new war in the Middle East.

Tehran denies ever seeking atomic bombs.

Still, Tehran seemed cautiously optimistic on Monday as it assessed the future of the negotiations now 11 months old.

“We will stay in the Vienna talks until our legal and logical demands are met and a solid agreement is reached,” Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, which makes decisions at the Vienna talks, said in a tweet. Vienna.

In Washington, 49 of 50 Republican US senators said they would not support a nuclear deal with Iran.

They pledged in a statement to do everything in their power to reverse a deal that would not “completely block” Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, limit its ballistic missile program and confront what they called Iran’s support. to terrorism.

The Foreign Minister of qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said he had discussed the nuclear talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, during a visit to Moscow on Monday, without elaborating.

Iranian missiles target the US and its allies

On Sunday, Iran fired a dozen missiles at Erbyl, capital of the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, in an attack that appeared to target United States and their allies.

Iranian state media said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps carried out the attack on Israeli “strategic hubs” in Erbil, suggesting it was revenge for recent Israeli airstrikes that killed Iranian military personnel in Syria.

Tehran had warned Iraqi authorities many times that its territory should not be used by third parties, including Kurdish militants, the United States and Israel, to carry out attacks against Iran, Khatibzadeh said.

Iranian state television reported on Monday that security forces had foiled a planned sabotage at the country’s Fordow nuclear site by a network recruited by Israel, and that the forces had made several arrests.

Iran has accused Israel, believed to have the only nuclear arsenal in the Middle East, of carrying out several attacks on facilities linked to its nuclear program and killing its nuclear scientists in recent years. Israel has neither denied nor confirmed the accusations.

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