U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price called a condition for returning to the nuclear deal with Iran.
He said that the U.S. side has not yet had any contact with Tehran since the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden. He noted that this is unlikely to happen until the U.S. consults with its allies.
At the same time, Price stressed that Washington is ready for a mutual return to compliance with Tehran. “We will use this as a platform for a longer and stronger agreement and to address other aspects,” he added.
In January 2020, Iran announced it was abandoning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreements on its nuclear program. In early May 2018, former U.S. President Donald Trump announced Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the deal and the renewal of anti-Iranian sanctions.
The JCPOA agreement on Iran was concluded in the summer of 2015 between Tehran and six intermediary countries – Russia, the United States, Britain, China, France, and Germany.