Nuclear talks with Iran: US official in surprise statement

The President of the United States National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, Announced today (Sunday) that during his visit to Israel at the end of last month, he spoke with senior Israeli officials on possible scenarios for action, should the nuclear talks in Vienna between Iran and the powers fail.

According to the Al-Arabiya network, Sullivan stressed that Washington continues to act to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, noting that time is running out. , And said they came out confident that the U.S. is willing to support a tougher stance toward Iran. It was further reported that Sullivan described in a meeting with senior officials, possible scenarios in the near term, regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

The first scenario Presented by Sullivan at the meeting, was a return to full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, yet expressed doubt that it could be achieved. The second scenario Presented by Sullivan, there was a temporary “freeze agreement” to prevent Iran from accelerating its nuclear program, adding that The third scenario There were sanctions and renewed pressure on the Iranians. The Axius website also said that “with the resumption of nuclear talks in Vienna, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s fears that the Biden administration will strive for a partial agreement will ease sanctions on Iran, even without compensation.”

Jake Sullivan (Photo: REUTERS / Leah Millis)

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced during a press conference last Friday that progress had been made in nuclear talks with Iran. “There has been real progress, there is real will, between Iran and the United States. “Negotiators in Vienna are advanced, we expect the agreement to be reached,” the minister said. Deals with the main points of the agreement and issues related to the steps that will be taken by Iran and the United States if an agreement is submitted.

EU Secretary of State Joseph Burrell was also optimistic about the progress of the talks. .

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