The United States is fully prepared to lift those sanctions against Iran that are inconsistent with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a senior administration official confirmed on Tuesday, APA reports citing Sputnik.
The lifting of sanctions would effectively allow Iran to receive the economic benefits of the nuclear deal that were crucial in securing the agreement in 2015.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Ambassador to the United Nations, remarked during a UN Security meeting that Washington was ready to do away with some of the sanctions.
"We're fully prepared to lift sanctions inconsistent with our JCPOA commitments, which would allow Iran to receive the economic benefits of the deal," she said. "We're convinced that if Iran approaches talks in Vienna with urgency and critique, we can quickly reach and implement an understanding on mutual return."
Moments after Thomas-Greenfield's remarks, Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said in a statement that Tehran needs assurances on sanctions in order for to talks to progress on the resumption of the 2015 deal.
"The only solution is the commitment of all parties to the full, effective and verifiable implementation of JCPOA," Ravanchi said on Tuesday. "Obviously, Iran must be assured that all sanctions will be lifted, the US will not withdraw from the Accord again and it will not abuse the procedures set out in the JCPOA and resolution 2231."