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Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanani announced that Tehran has submitted its opinion on the US response to an EU draft text for the revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

The spokesperson made the announcement early Friday regarding the text sent by Iran.

“After receiving the United States’ response, expert team of the Islamic Republic of Iran examined it carefully and Iran’s responses were compiled and submitted to the EU Coordinator tonight,” he said.

Kanaani stressed that the text that was sent (by Iran) has a constructive approach aimed at finalizing the negotiations.

Iran’s response was prepared “following evaluation on various levels,”  he added.

Iran has demonstrated its goodwill and seriousness for reaching a strong and stable agreement, the official stated.

US President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the landmark deal in March 2018, and reinstated crippling sanctions under the so-called “maximum pressure” campaign, despite Iran’s full compliance with the deal.

The EU, which acts as the coordinator in indirect talks between Tehran and Washington, recently came up with a draft proposal to revive the deal. The Islamic Republic has offered its response, which the bloc described as “reasonable.”


By Fatemeh Khoshrou