Iran will hold formal talks with major powers about restoring a nuclear agreement on Nov. 29.
Iranian authorities confirmed they will revisit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which they stopped supporting back in 2018.
Representatives will discuss the JCPOA with counterparts from Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
“Participants will continue the discussions on the prospect of a possible return of the United States to the JCPOA, and how to ensure the full and effective implementation of the agreement by all sides,” organizers said in a statement.
The United States will not participate in the meeting because Iran refuses to negotiate and directly engage with America, according to Reuters.
Former President Barack Obama originally championed the 2015 nuclear agreement, which requires Iran to curtail its nuclear program in exchange for lifting U.S., European Union, and United Nations economic sanctions.
His successor Donald Trump accused Iranian authorities of failing to abide by this pact in 2017, after military spending on developing long-range missiles, armed drones and cyber warfare capabilities jumped 150 percent.
Iran also began spending part of the $150 billion in assets that were unfrozen as part of the deal. This prompted President Trump to withdraw the United States from the agreement and reimpose sanctions on Iran in 2018.
Iran has continued to expand and develop its nuclear capabilities, enriching uranium to 60 percent–which is close to the level of purity needed to produce nuclear weapons.
“Young and God-believing Iranian scientists achieved a 60 percent enriched uranium product,” Iranian parliamentary speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf previously said on Twitter. “I congratulate the brave nation of Islamic Iran for this success. The willpower of the Iranian nation is miraculous and can defuse any conspiracy.”
با افتخار اعلام میکنم در ساعت ۰۰:۴۰ نیمهشب گذشته ودر شب زیارتی سید الشهدا(ع)، دانشمندان جوان وخداباور ایرانی توانستند به محصول اورانیوم با غنای ۶۰درصد دست یابند.— محمدباقر قالیباف (@mb_ghalibaf) April 16, 2021
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Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani hopes the upcoming talks will remove sanctions on the Middle Eastern country.