Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that in order to make progress in negotiations on the future of the Iranian nuclear program, U.S. President Joe Biden should lift some of the sanctions.

The U.S. and Iran are holding talks in Vienna to renew the 2015 multilateral international agreement, from which then US President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018, after which Iran began violating the terms of this deal. However, now the negotiations have stalled, Washington and Tehran blame each other for this.

Amir-Abdollahian said that in order to resume an effective negotiation process, President Biden should make a gesture of goodwill by signing a decree on lifting sanctions, as well as unfreeze part of Iranian assets.

Most of the deputies of the Iranian parliament sent an appeal to President Ibrahim Raisi, in which they demand that the 2015 agreement be restored only on condition that the United States refuses to resume previously lifted and impose new sanctions against Tehran. Iranian parliamentarians pointed out that the verbal guarantees of U.S. President Joe Biden cannot be such.