The United States has warned that it is up to Iran to unblock negotiations to secure a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program, which are still plagued by “difficult” issues.
“The ball is in Tehran’s court, on which it depends to make decisions that it may find difficult,” said Ned Price, a spokesman for US diplomacy.
“There are a number of difficult issues that we are always trying to resolve,” he added.
“An agreement of this kind is neither imminent nor certain, and for this reason, for much of the time, we have prepared for every case, for every scenario,” including the failure of the negotiations and the death of the agreement, which aims to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, the spokesman stressed.
“We have been discussing alternatives for a long time with our partners in the region”, in the Middle East and “with our European partners”, “we are very prepared”, he noted, without specifying, however, the outline of a plan B.
He reiterated that US President Joe Biden’s commitment to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb would be met, with or without an agreement with Tehran.