Sometimes you have the feeling that you are seeing a complicated session of relationship therapy where both parties are willing to admit that they are wrong, the other being the first to say so. Both parties in this case: the United States and Iran. Countries have been circling each other for weeks, and they have been giving each other clear signals that they want to sit at the negotiating table, but the question is who will take the first step.
It is no secret that they want each other: Iran wants to lift sanctions against the United States, and the United States wants Iran to take another big step in developing its nuclear program.
Suspension of UN studies
This is the first serious foreign challenge to US President Joe Biden, and all eyes are on him. Iran is rapidly violating the agreements of the Iran Treaty. According to the IAEA, the UN Nuclear Monitoring Group, the country has now enriched uranium to 20 percent, and has indicated it wants to expand its nuclear power plant in Nantes.
The bomber struck shortly after noon on Monday, when Iran announced it would ban all unannounced tests on Iran’s nuclear facilities by the IAEA from February 23. IAEA President Rafael Grossi will visit the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Saturday to hold talks with Iranian officials. But without the commitment of the United States, it would not be possible for that country to retreat.
Borel has to mediate
The question now is how the two countries can get out of these diplomatic hurdles. Both now seem to be open to outside help. For example, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif pointed out earlier this month that he sees something in a construction, where EU top diplomat Joseph Borel is ‘synchronizing’ good relations between the US and Iran. For example, both do not have to bow to the other.
The United States will accept Borell’s invitation to a meeting between Iran, the United States and other countries that were part of the Iran deal, U.S. State Department spokesman Netflix said on Thursday. Iran has not yet officially responded to the news. But while everyone has succeeded in getting everyone on the table, a breakthrough is not yet necessary, an anonymous U.S. foreign official said in a statement to the press. “It simply came to our notice then. Nothing will happen until we meet and talk. ”
The relationship between Iran and the United States is entering a new phase. But who is the first step?
Iran and the United States almost went to war under President Trump. With the arrival of Biden, tensions quickly eased, but the path to political relaxation Long and bumpy.