Iran asks the US to remove the sanctions again

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif | Photo: Attat Kenare / AFP/Getty Images

Iran, on Friday, has asked the new US administration to lift the sanctions imposed over it by Former President Donald Trump.

Iran made the remarks shortly after the Biden Administration expressed a desire to negotiate with Iran's nuclear deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted calling the US to lift the sanctions against Iran unconditionally.

Biden Administration had said on Thursday that it was willing to hold talks with Iran,

Iran has set the deadline of Sunday to maintain the nuclear deal. Iran has said that the situation of the country has become very delicate. 

The US secretary of the State Anthony Blinken previously told Iran not to set the deadline on Sunday,

US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the United States had accepted an invitation to hold talks between Iran and the parties to the nuclear deal on a diplomatic initiative on Iran's nuclear program.

Iran's 2015 nuclear deal was signed by members of the UN Standing Committee, the United Kingdom, China, France, Russia, the United States, and Germany. The deal was spearheaded by then-US President Barack Obama.

Following the agreement, Iran sharply cut its nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions on Iran.

But then-US President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the nuclear deal in 2018 and imposed tougher sanctions on Iran. 

Publish : 2021-02-19 23:42:00

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