Local media quoted sources in the US administration as saying that the administration of President Joe Biden believes that it has until the end of this month to save the Iranian nuclear agreement, a day after the resumption of the eighth round of negotiations in Vienna.
CNN reported that if the agreement is not saved by the end of February, the United States will have to change course and take tough steps to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
According to CNN, one of the US officials described the current round of negotiations as decisive, and stated that the negotiations had reached the final stages.
The network also reported that the US envoy to Iran, Robert Malley, told congressional officials - before heading to Vienna - that the next few weeks will determine whether the agreement will continue or die, according to CNN.
The last negotiating session was held at the end of last January, at which time the delegations left Vienna, amid calls for "political decisions" after the "progress" made at the beginning of the year, which allowed a way out of a long deadlock.
The US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, had announced that the nuclear negotiations had reached a stage where the conclusion of the agreement had become urgent, and he warned of the repercussions of delaying agreement on it.
From Washington, he expressed the EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell for "hope" in quickly reach results, despite the persistence of large disparities, and said that "the two parties proved that they have the intention."
On the other hand, the Secretary of the Iranian National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, said that the voices being heard from the US administration show that there is no internal harmony in the US administration to take political decisions to move forward with the Vienna talks.
Shamkhani added - in a tweet to him on Twitter - that the United States cannot waste the rights of the Iranian people because of its internal differences, as he put it.
For his part, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mohammad Eslami, said that the organization will implement the manner and nature of its steps based on the results of the Vienna talks, and that it is able to produce nuclear fuel quite easily and at various levels.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the eighth round of talks aimed at reviving the Iranian nuclear agreement began in Vienna, after stopping for days, where the chief Iranian negotiator, Ali Bagheri, met the European Union Coordinator Enrique Mora, representatives of European countries (France, Britain and Germany), and the representative of China.
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdul Allahaan At said by telephone with his Russian counterpart Sergei Avrov- contact that his country is ready to reach an agreement in Vienna in a short period of time and rapidly.
On the other hand, the Iranian Foreign Ministry quoted the Russian Foreign Minister as saying that Moscow stresses the necessity of lifting sanctions and reactivating the nuclear agreement.
Iran is demanding the lifting of all sanctions target says it has returned a clear program of action to Vienna, while the United States believes that the conclusion of the agreement is a matter of urgency.
Meanwhile, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri said that his country will continue to develop its missile capabilities.
Baqeri added - during the unveiling ceremony of a new ballistic missile of the Revolutionary Guards - that the enemy has fears of the consequences of any aggression on Iranian territory, as he put it.
According to the announcement of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the new missile was called "Khaybar Shakan" and has a range of 1,450 km. The Iranian Tasnim news agency reported that the missile is capable of hitting its targets accurately and can bypass air defenses.
On the other side, looking Israeli national security adviser Eyal At Holata United States-with his US counterpart Jack Sullivan Iran's nuclear dossier and the extent of the US commitment to Israel's security.
Washington, under former President Donald Trump, unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018, 3 years after its conclusion, re-imposing harsh sanctions on Iran, which responded almost a year later by gradually withdrawing most of its obligations under the agreement.
The current negotiations aim to allow Washington and Tehran to simultaneously return to abide by the agreement supported by current US President Joe Biden.Keywords: