Iranian President assesses prospects for negotiations with the U.S. on the nuclear deal

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Iran will be able to negotiate the nuclear deal in the “4+1” format (Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) if the United States shows its honesty. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said this at a government meeting on Wednesday, April 7.

“I opened a new page in international relations with yesterday’s meeting. If the United States shows its honesty, we can negotiate in the 4+1 format,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency.

According to Rouhani, the U.S. “woke up for negotiations. He also stressed that Iran had reiterated its willingness to return to its nuclear program commitments in return for the removal of all sanctions.

He said that after the JCPOA meeting in Vienna, “a new phase in international relations and the history of the nuclear deal has begun.

On the eve of the meeting, the U.S. expressed its readiness to lift some unilateral sanctions against Iran.

On April 2, it was reported that until all sanctions are lifted, the Iranian delegation does not intend to conduct with representatives of Washington neither direct nor indirect talks during a meeting of the commission on the JCPOA in Vienna. Tehran rejects the proposals for the gradual removal of sanctions.

On the same day, the JCPOA member states declared their intention to facilitate the process of returning the U.S. to the agreement. A Joint Commission meeting was then held, attended by representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and Iran at the level of political directors.