Iranian President: The U.S. policy to stop "economic terrorism" is a prerequisite for negotiations

  Xinhua News Agency, Tehran, February 24 (Reporter Xia Chen) Iranian President Rouhani urged the United States on the 24th to immediately stop its failed policy of "economic terrorism" against Iran, saying that this is a prerequisite for starting negotiations within the multilateral framework of the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue. .

Iranian President Rouhani.

  According to the news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Rouhani said in a cabinet meeting that day that Iran still hopes to maintain the comprehensive agreement, but whether the agreement can be maintained under the current situation depends critically on whether the United States ceases its "economic terrorism" policy.

Once the United States stops this policy, the two parties can start negotiations, but it is impossible to add new clauses to the agreement.

  US State Department spokesperson Price said in a statement on the 18th that the United States will accept the invitation of the European Union's high-level representatives to discuss with the permanent members of the UN Security Council, Germany, Iran and other participating parties to the Iran nuclear agreement to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue through diplomatic channels.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghi said on the 20th that Iran is studying this proposal and will respond in due course.

  In July 2015, Iran reached a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany.

According to the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran.

In May 2018, the US government unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, and subsequently restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran.

Since May 2019, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of certain provisions of the Iran nuclear agreement, but promised that the measures taken are "reversible."