© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif speaks at the presidential palace in Baabda.
By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) – Iran on Friday urged new US President Joe Biden to “choose a better path” by returning to a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, but said the opportunity it would be lost if Washington insists on moving forward. Iranian concessions from the beginning. Under Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump, Washington withdrew from the accord, designed to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, and tightened sanctions in a bid to force Tehran to enter talks on a broader accord that also addressed its program of ballistic missiles and support for representatives in the Middle. East. Biden, who took office on Wednesday, “can begin by removing all sanctions imposed since Trump took office and trying to re-enter and comply with the 2015 nuclear deal without altering the carefully negotiated terms,” the Iranian foreign minister wrote. Mohammad Javad Zarif in Foreign Affairs Magazine. “In turn, Iran would reverse all the corrective measures it has taken following Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal,” he said on Friday, adding that “the initiative falls directly on Washington.” Since Trump abandoned the deal in 2018, Iran has pushed its key boundaries one after another, building up its arsenal of low-enriched uranium, refining uranium to a higher level of purity, and using advanced centrifuges for enrichment. Biden has said that if Tehran resumes strict compliance with the 2015 deal, Washington would join him. “But we would use it, as a platform with our allies and partners …, to pursue a longer and stronger agreement and also … to capture these other issues, particularly with regard to missiles and destabilizing activities by Iran.” , Antony Blinken. , Biden’s election for secretary of state said Tuesday. “Having said that, I think we are a long way from there,” he said. Zarif said the temporary limitations on Iran’s defense and missile acquisitions under the 2015 agreement cannot be renegotiated. He reiterated that, apart from nuclear issues, Iran was ready to discuss the problems of the Middle East. “But the peoples of the region, not outsiders, must solve these problems. Neither the United States nor its European allies have the prerogative to lead or sponsor future talks,” he wrote.