China News Service, April 8th. According to Reuters, on the 7th local time, the US State Department stated that the US is willing to lift sanctions on Iran, including those that are inconsistent with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA, the Iran Nuclear Agreement). Sanctions to return to the Iran nuclear agreement, but did not provide details.
According to the report, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters, “We are ready to take necessary measures, including lifting sanctions that are inconsistent with the JCPOA and restoring compliance with the JCPOA. I can’t elaborate on the possible measures here.”
According to previous reports, on the 6th, a meeting of relevant parties to the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue was held in Vienna, the capital of Austria, to discuss the issue of the United States and Iran's resumption of compliance.
Corresponding officials from Russia, Britain, and France attended the meeting.
After the meeting, many parties said that the meeting was "constructive."
Although the U.S. President’s special envoy for Iran, Marley, also led a delegation to Vienna, the U.S. representative did not attend the meeting because the U.S. has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear agreement and Iran has refused to have direct dialogue with the U.S. side.
The EU representatives act as mediators to negotiate with all parties, and then communicate the opinions of the United States and Iran through "shuttle diplomacy".
According to a statement issued by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 6, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Araghi said that the lifting of the US sanctions against Iran is the first and most necessary step for the United States to return to the Iran nuclear agreement.
Iran is ready to immediately revoke measures to reduce performance after verifying that the sanctions are lifted, and implement the Iran nuclear agreement in its entirety.
In July 2015, Iran reached an Iran nuclear agreement 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."