PARIS, ($1= Euros) – On September 10, Paris will host negotiations at the level of political directors from the United States, the European Union, and the “European trio” [Great Britain, Germany, and France] on the preparation of a draft resolution condemning Iran for its activities in the nuclear sphere, according to The Wall Street Journal in Brussels.
According to the newspaper, Russia was also invited to negotiate but was refused.
“It is known that Russia was also invited. They [Russian colleagues – ed.] said “no”, the correspondent of the edition Lawrence Norman informs on Twitter.
As noted, the meeting will take place in connection with the fact that the United States and the “European trio” have begun to consider the question of whether it is worth striving for the IAEA to adopt a resolution condemning Tehran.
Earlier this year, Tehran said it could reconsider its cooperation with the IAEA if the Agency’s Board of Governors approves the anti-Iranian resolution.
“As we announced, if the prepared anti-Iranian resolution is ratified, Iran will take appropriate decisions and measures with this in mind. Our reaction may be to revise cooperation with the IAEA,” said Ali Rabiye, a spokesman for the former Iranian government.
Earlier on Tuesday, it became known about the yet-unreleased IAEA report, according to which Iran has accelerated the production of highly enriched uranium at the enrichment plant in Natanz. According to the IAEA, Iran used two cascades of centrifuges in this process, and not one, as before. Western media remind that Iran began enriching uranium up to 60% from mid-April.
Even during Donald Trump’s tenure as President of the United States, Washington withdrew from the JCPOA and reinstated sanctions against Tehran. In response, Iran has ceased to comply with the terms of the agreement.
Tehran suspended the implementation of an additional protocol from February 23, 2021, which provided for expanded inspections and surprise inspections by the IAEA of Iran’s nuclear facilities. This step was taken due to the US’s refusal to lift anti-Iranian sanctions.
From April to June this year, Iran and some world powers held six rounds of talks in Vienna to restore the JCPOA. Talks are currently on pause, with Iranian officials saying Tehran will be ready to continue negotiations following the inauguration of Iran’s new President Ibrahim Raisi in early August and the formation of a new government.
At the inauguration ceremony on August 5, the new President of Iran, Ibrahim Raisi, said that Tehran is ready for negotiations and will support diplomatic initiatives, provided that the United States lifts anti-Iranian sanctions.
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