The United States and Iran have started indirect diplomacy with Europeans and others as they are conveying messages about how they might restart compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
This has been stated by the White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan on Friday.
He told the international media, “Diplomacy with Iran is ongoing, just not in a direct fashion at the moment,”
“There are communications through the Europeans and through others that enable us to explain to the Iranians what our position is with respect to the compliance for compliance approach and to hear what their position is.”
According to the international news agency, Joe Biden’s administration has rejected the idea of offering Tehran unilateral incentives to begin negotiations. But the administration has held out the possibility of both sides taking mutual steps to resume implementing the agreement.
Sullivan said to the media, “We are waiting at this point to hear further from the Iranians how they would like to proceed,” “This is not going to be easy but we believe that we are in a diplomatic process now that we can move forward on and ultimately secure our objective, which is to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon and to do so through diplomacy.”
On February 18, the United States had said that it was willing to negotiate with Iran about the resumption of compliance for both nations with the deal that aimed to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The US also said that it was seeking to revive a deal that Washington abandoned in 2018.