France’s Iran statement: Their offer is not on a reasonable basis
“Iran’s proposals aimed at reviving the 2015 agreement on its last nuclear program fall short of what is needed,” France said in a statement on the Vienna talks.
The seventh round of nuclear talks between Iran and the parties to the nuclear deal, which was negotiated to revive the agreement and the U.S. return to the agreement but was interrupted in June, was held in Vienna.
France “Iran’s proposals last week do not provide a reasonable basis for reaching a swift conclusion by respecting everyone’s interests,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement regarding its nuclear program in Vienna.
WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE?
The nuclear agreement, called the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (KOEP), was signed on July 14, 2015 between Iran and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France, and Germany (5+1). The nuclear agreement, under which Tehran’s nuclear activities were regulated and controlled in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions, came into force on January 16, 2016 with the approval of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The agreement was signed when U.S. President Joe Biden was Vice President, and carried a pledge to end hostilities between the two countries. But during Donald Trump’s presidency, Washington did not consider the agreement signed by the previous administration sufficient and began to exert pressure on iran in all areas to force a new deal that also limited its missile program and regional influence.