A source close to the Vienna discussions says a possible US removal of sanctions merely related to the 2015 agreement with Iran is not enough, and that all sanctions, including those re-labeled under the administration of former president Donald Trump, will have to be terminated.
“It is not sufficient to only remove the JCPOA-related sanctions. Trump’s sanctions imposed under other labels need to be removed as well,” the source told Press TV Sunday, referring to the nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Further, the anti-Iran sanctions imposed by the administration of former president Barack Obama under the so-called Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) and the visa program will have to be terminated, the source added.
“In addition to the Trump-era sanctions, the United States must also remove the Obama-era sanctions that are in violation of the JCPOA.”
On Friday, envoys from Iran and the P4+1 group of countries — Britain, France, Russia, and China plus Germany — wrapped up four days of talks in the Austrian capital aimed at removing sanctions on Tehran and discussing other issues.
Iran’s top negotiator Abbas Araqchi said there was no agreement yet on how the sanctions would be removed and their removal would be verified.
The Islamic Republic says it has to verify any step taken by the US to undo its past wrongs.
The source speaking to Press TV on Sunday specified that the minimum time required to verify the sanctions relief is three to six months and that Iran will not agree to a temporary lifting of the sanctions or their waiver.
The source underlined the need for a “definite” removal of the coercive meaures, saying the US envoy would return to Washington empty-handed from the next round of Vienna talks scheduled for next Wednesday if America refuses to accept Iran’s conditions.
Source: Press TV