Announced President Joe Biden that “too early” to know whether the indirect talks initiated by the United States with Iran will be the agreement on its nuclear program.
Biden stressed that the production of 60% enriched uranium announced by Iran on Friday in a new retreat from its international commitments, “absolutely” does not help to break the impasse.
He added the US president during a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in Washington, “we After all are satisfied to see that Iran continues to engage in discussions” that have taken place since the last week in Vienna about its nuclear program. “I think it is too early to know the result, but we will continue to discuss,”he said.
Iran announced Friday that it has begun enriching uranium-235 by up to 60 percent in a new retreat from its commitments to the international community worried about its nuclear ambitions.
Iran’s announcement to begin enrichment comes at a time when talks are under way in Vienna with the European Union to salvage the deal, which was blocked by former US President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally withdraw from it in 2018.
Biden sees his predecessor’s “maximum pressure” policy against Iran as a failure, and says he wants to return to the nuclear deal but on terms Tehran considers unacceptable.
Iran’s Leader, Ali Khamenei, who is credited with deciding the country’s nuclear policy decisions, agreed with the Vienna negotiations but warned Wednesday that they would not be allowed to “drag on.”