Washington — The only way to achieve a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA is for Iran to drop unacceptable demands. Ned Price, the spokesman for the US Department of State, said these demands are beyond the scope of the JCPOA.
“We have long called these demands extraneous. He added that they have no place in Vienna and no place in the discussions regarding a potential return to JCPOA compliance,” he added.
The US has been clear that the Foreign Terrorist Organizations designation and other sanctions on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are beyond the scope of the JCPOA, he elaborated.
“To give you just one example, if Iran wants these sanctions lifted, they will need to alter their underlying conduct.”
Earlier in the day, Nasser Kanaani, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, said Iran’s negotiations have made tangible progress but are short of Iran’s legitimate demands.