Why would U.S. go back to deal with Iran?
The United States is sending signals of readiness to return to the deal on the Iranian nuclear program, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
She stated that at the moment there have been no significant shifts that would allow the process of implementing the JCPOA to return to its original framework, but a lot of hope put in the Biden administration.
"Washington is sending certain signals about its principled readiness to return to the nuclear deal, but all we see now is an exchange of mutual claims between the United States and Iran about who should take the first step," Maria Zakharova said.
The diplomat stressed that Tehran has repeatedly declared its readiness to return to full compliance with the JCPOA - but as soon as the lost balance of interests is restored.
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry recalled that Iran's current actions to renounce its obligations under the nuclear deal do not go beyond the framework of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and are strictly controlled by the IAEA.
"We believe that a necessary condition for saving the nuclear deal is the consistent and full implementation of the agreements by all parties, including the United States and Iran," she said.
Maria Zakharova stressed that Moscow is ready to work to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan.
"We are ready for close cooperation with the JCPOA participants to achieve this goal, as well as constructive interaction with the new American administration," the diplomat concluded.