A State Department spokeswoman told CNN that the U.S. is “prepared to quickly conclude an agreement based on the EU’s proposals.”
“As the EU said two weeks ago, the text it sent is the best and only basis for reaching an agreement. Over the past few days, EU coordinators have engaged in further consultations to help clarify and fine-tune any remaining questions on that text. Those consultations conclude today. done and we now await the EU’s next steps,” the spokesperson said.
“For our part, our position is clear: we are ready to quickly conclude an agreement based on the EU’s proposals. I will not speculate on Iran’s position. They repeatedly say that they are ready to return to the mutual implementation of the JCPOA. As the EU coordinator explained, the text is It’s the only possibility.”
“Let’s see if their actions match their words,” the spokesperson added.
The US withdrew from the agreement in 2018 under the leadership of then President Donald Trump. In the wake of the US withdrawal, Iran has widely violated its agreements under the deal and expanded its nuclear program.
“The final agreement must protect the rights of the Iranian nation and guarantee the lifting of sanctions,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Borrell in a statement.