Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed regional developments, bilateral relations and nuclear negotiations with Tehran.
Mohammad Jamshidi, Deputy Assistant for Political Affairs at the Office of the President of Iran, announced in a message shared on his Twitter account that President Macron had a phone conversation.
Stating that Macron called the President and the meeting lasted 90 minutes, Cemşidi said, “During the meeting, the two Presidents consulted on the development of relations, especially the negotiations on the lifting of sanctions and regional developments, and agreed on how to continue their interaction.” used the phrases.
Nuclear deal and negotiation process with Iran
An agreement was signed in 2015 between Iran and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the USA, Russia, China, the UK and France, and Germany (5+1), in which Tehran’s nuclear activities were regulated and controlled in return for the lifting of sanctions.
On May 8, 2018, during the presidency of Donald Trump, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and reimposed sanctions on this country.
Iran, in turn, began to suspend its activities in the agreement on May 8, 2019. Although Iran allowed to enrich uranium at 3.67 percent in the agreement, it started to enrich uranium with 60 percent purity in this process.
The nuclear talks, which began in Vienna in April 2021 after Trump and focused on reviving the nuclear deal with Iran and rejoining the US in the deal, were suspended in early September 2022 due to a series of disagreements between Washington and Tehran.
Alleged progress in talks between Iran and the US
In recent days, news that indirect talks between Iran and the USA are continuing have been covered in the media and it has been stated that progress has been made in the negotiations. In this direction, it was alleged that Iran and the United States were approaching a “temporary agreement” that would allow oil sales in exchange for Tehran’s restrictions on its nuclear program.
In separate statements made by Iran and the United States, it was stated that a “temporary agreement” was not on the agenda, but no information was given on whether negotiations were taking place. Iran has announced that it will not accept any agreement to replace the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (COEP), known as the nuclear agreement.
Finally, it was announced today that 2 billion 700 million dollars were released from Iran’s assets, which were said to be about 10 billion dollars, which were frozen in Iraq due to the unilateral sanctions of the USA.