US President Joe Biden said this Saturday that he was ready to lift the sanctions imposed on Iran by his predecessor Donald Trump should Tehran “change course” and to facilitate diplomatic efforts to reach a nuclear deal.
The proposal is contained in a joint declaration that was also signed by Chancellor Angela Merkel; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson; and French President Emmanuel Macron. The four met on their visit to Rome to attend the G20 summit.
“This will only be possible if Iran changes course,” the statement said, calling on the new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to “seize this opportunity and return to a bona fide initiative to urgently complete the negotiations. ” “It’s the only sure way to avoid a dangerous escalation that no country cares about,” they warn.
Once again, Western leaders have decided to suspend sanctions against Iran, restored since the United States withdrew from the agreement, upon a return to the terms of the pact. For its part, Iran is demanding the opposite: the end of these sentences as a non-negotiable condition to speak again.
In this state of paralysis, Biden, Johnson, Merkel and Macron declare that they are “determined to continue to work closely with the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China and the European Union as coordinators to find a solution to this fundamental challenge”.
The text reaffirms the “concerns” of these powers that be at the distancing of Tehran in relation to the commitments it made in 2015 with the signing of an agreement that survived one of its worst moments, and they have reaffirmed their “determination” that “Iran can never produce” . or acquire a nuclear weapon “.
They also expressed “deep and growing concerns about the accelerated pace of Iran’s provocative nuclear measures such as the production of highly enriched uranium and enriched uranium metal”.
“There is no credible civil law need for Iran to carry out these activities, both of which are essential to the manufacture of a nuclear weapon,” they added in the joint statement published in the Elysee on the Islamic Republic’s recent advances that their intention to postpone United States unilateral withdrawal in 2018 and the lack of support from its Western allies to return to the basics of its program, which Tehran said is civil in nature.
For this reason, the four world leaders reiterated that “the current situation underscores the need for a negotiated solution that will allow the return of Iran and the United States to respect the deal,” as well as “lay the foundations for To be continued ”. a diplomatic dialogue aimed at resolving other problem areas. “