US ready to lift Iran sanctions ‘inconsistent’ with 2015 nuclear deal

US ready to lift Iran sanctions ‘inconsistent’ with 2015 nuclear deal


The United States is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran that are “inconsistent” with the Iran nuclear deal, the State Department said.

News of the decision to cave to the Iranians came Wednesday from State Department spokesman Ned Price, who made the remarks while speaking to reporters following a mere two days of indirect talks on the 2015 agreement.

“We are prepared to take the steps necessary to return to compliance with the JCPOA, including by lifting sanctions that are inconsistent with the JCPOA,” Price said.

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“I am not in a position here to give you chapter and verse on what those might be.”

For their part, the Iranians expressed considerable satisfaction after Tuesday and Wednesday’s talks.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani left Wednesday’s meetings calling initial discussions a “success” that opened a “new chapter” to save the pact.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei speaks during a televised address in Tehran, Iran on March 21, 2021.Anadolu Agency via

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