US denies making new concessions to Iran in bid to revive 2015 nuclear deal

By Trend

The White House denied reports that the US has made new
concessions to Iran as talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal
approach their 500th day, Trend reports citing Al Arabiya.

London-based Iran International had earlier published a list of
reported concessions the Biden administration had agreed to in a
bid to get Iran to come back into full compliance with the deal,
also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The Biden administration has repeatedly stated its belief that
reviving the deal would be the best way to prevent Iran from
acquiring a nuclear weapon, something which US officials have said
was “weeks away” for several months now.

“Reports that we have accepted or are considering new
concessions to Iran as part of reentering the 2015 nuclear deal are
categorically false,” National Security Council Spokeswoman
Adrienne Watson said in a statement to Al Arabiya English.

The outlet said it obtained a list of concessions the US agreed
to, which include the removal of sanctions on 17 banks, the
immediate release of $7 billion worth of Iranian assets frozen in
South Korea and the annulment of multiple Executive Orders signed
by former US President Donald Trump.

Other concessions Iran International reported include sanctions
relief of over 100 institutions and the guaranteed sale of 50
million barrels of Iranian oil in 120 days.

In the event that the US withdraws from the deal again, which is
highly likely under a future Republican administration, Iran
International reported that foreign companies would be exempt from
US sanctions as part of the new concessions.

After more than a year of indirect talks and stalling mechanisms
by Iran, the EU proposed a final text to Iran and the US at the
start of this month, asking for a response within a few weeks.

Despite the EU saying there was no more room for negotiations,
Tehran made several remarks and sent back its response to the EU,
which in turn passed along the comments to the US.

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