US calls Iran’s demand to end nuclear probes ‘unreasonable’

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The United States on Friday rejected Iran president Ebrahim Raisi’s condition of reviving the nuclear deal by calling it “unreasonable.”

“In a nutshell, we’ve hit a wall because of Iran’s position and I think their position is so unreasonable in terms of what they’re asking for with regards to the IAEA probe into the unexplained presence of traces of uranium particles,” senior US State Department official said, As per Reuters report.

According to the i24 news report, a US official further, added that the US will not put pressure on International Watchdog i.e., IAEA to end those investigations unless Iran gives reasonable answers.

As cited by the report, Raisi said on Thursday that Iran saw no point in reviving a 2015 nuclear agreement unless the US guaranteed it would not withdraw again and unless UN inspectors closed probes into Tehran’s nuclear program.

Earlier on Tuesday, after meeting Raisi, French president Emmanuel Macron stated that “the ball on reaching a nuclear deal with Iran is now in Tehran’s camp.”

In 2018, US President Donald Trump ditched the Iran nuclear deal according to which: in exchange for lifting international sanctions, Iran agreed to limit its uranium enrichment activity, making it more difficult for Tehran to develop nuclear weapons, as cited by the report.

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