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The Islamic Republic of Iran said it reached a broad agreement with the US for the lifting of sanctions on its industrial sectors, including energy. It warned that was “very little” time left for world powers to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

Saeed KHATIBZADEH the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson told to the Reuters reporters on June 14, 2021, without giving more details on the potential easing of trade restrictions, which have all but prevented the Islamic Republic from exporting oil and battered its economy. He added that the landmark accord was being delayed because there are still sticking points.

KHATIBZADEH said: “Some minute technical, political, legal and practical issues remain”. “No task was impossible for negotiators and there’s no impasse” he added.

World powers are trying to revive the 2015 agreement Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that the former US President Donald TRUMP abandoned in 2018.

Abbas ARAGHCHI, Iran’s lead envoy in Vienna said on June 12, 2021, that a deal was unlikely before the presidential elections. President ROUHANI that negotiated the accord in 2015 will leave the presidency after he served for two terms. On June 18, 2021, are to be held presidential elections in Iran, when the seven candidates will look to win the presidency. ROUHANI is widely expected to be replaced by Ebrahim RAISI, a cleric generally seen as hostile to engaging with the US.

The decision to try to resuscitate the accord was made by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali KHAMENEI and won’t be affected by ROUHANI’s departure an Iranian government spokesman said last week.

Wang QUN, the Chinese ambassador to the UN nuclear watchdog that is representing China in Vienna on these nuclear negotiations called on Washington to stop delaying the lifting of sanctions on Tehran.

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