US Allies On Iran Nuke Deal

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US allies to persuade Iran on nuke deal
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, left, accompanied by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, right, speaks at a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

US allies in agreement to convince Iran on the nuclear agreement

On Sunday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US and its allies have agreed to work together on bringing Iran back into compliance with the nuclear deal.

Blinken was speaking on US Vice President Joe Biden‘s discussions with his German, French, and British colleagues over Iran at the G20 meeting in Rome.

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“We are fully united in our strategy to bringing Iran back into compliance with the nuclear deal,” Blinken said CNN in an interview.

Despite the fact that the US withdrew from the agreement in 2018, the other nations remained supportive.

“However, we do not yet know if Iran is eager to return, engage meaningfully, and return to compliance,” Blinken added.

“If it isn’t, if it isn’t going to happen, then we are jointly examining all of the available possibilities for resolving this situation.”

Allied Nations on Nuke Deal Agreement

In 2015, the four nations signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, including Russia and China.

Iran is rapidly violating the nuclear agreement, according to the UN’s nuclear watchdog.

Iran, which has postponed indirect negotiations with the US in Vienna to return to the nuclear deal, said last week it would soon announce a relaunch.

The allies are working with Russia and China to bring the deal back to Iran since they all think “that’s the best path forward,” Blinken said.

Iran’s nuclear program has become “increasingly dangerous” since the US withdrew, according to Blinken.

Iran still has “a window” to return to compliance, he added, “and that would be the greatest outcome.”

“However, it truly relies on Iran’s commitment to doing so,” Blinken remarked.

On Saturday, the US and its three European allies pleaded with Iran to halt its nuclear program “to avert a disastrous escalation.”

Biden also stressed that if the US re-enters the accord, it would not exist unless Iran violates its restrictions.

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