Politico reported that the US administration had submitted a comprehensive proposal to Iran for the first time, removing some of the sanctions before the start of negotiations on Washington's return to the nuclear deal • The Islamic Republic has insisted in recent months not to enter talks without lifting sanctions
US President Biden, Iranian President Rouhani and Bush Bush Reactor // Photo: Reuters, AFP, API
The US administration has submitted to Iran a proposal that Tehran reduce uranium enrichment and the installation of advanced centrifuges, in exchange for easing economic sanctions on the country, US news site Politico reported today (Monday).
The site, which is considered a credible source for the government and liberal legislators, claims the proposal passed to Tehran is still in the works and details are not final, but the United States is interested in demanding that Iran stop installing advanced centrifuges and stop uranium enrichment up to 20 percent.
It was further argued that the US administration is seeking to advance talks with Iran due to the country's presidential election which is expected to take place in June and thus will likely bring to power a more conservative and radical president than Rohani.
If the details are correct, it is a significant achievement for Tehran's position, which adopted the uranium enrichment and installation of centrifuges as a strategy to combat US sanctions and the US exit from the nuclear deal, rather than as an end in itself. Of power and demand for the abolition of all sanctions on Iran's economy.
Along with the diplomatic achievement for Iran, US sanctions will take a heavy toll on it.
Officials in the country announced today that they are considering closing the nuclear reactor at Bushehr, the only nuclear power plant in the country, due to the lack of funds to pay the Russian contractors operating it.
This year there have been long queues for chicken and meat products during the Persian New Year celebrations and the economic shortage has caused riots in Iran’s peripheral provinces, where many rely on smuggling fuels for their livelihood.