A U.S. diplomatic spokesperson stated that “the tendency on the part of some actors to take part in public posturing is just not something we want to do… We have been very clear about what we believe is possible with the formulation of compliance for compliance: Iran resumes its full compliance with the 2015 JCPOA, the U.S. will do the same”. “When it comes to specifics beyond that”, he added, “we’re undertaking… consultations with partners, allies, members of Congress”, while noting: “once we feel that we have a coordinated approach to what is undeniably an urgent challenge would we engage with the Iranians”. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif subsequently tweeted: “Biden administration officials keep talking about Iran’s compliance with JCPOA. In what capacity? The U.S. ceased participation in May 2018, violated JCPOA and punished those complying with UN resolution. As of today, U.S. remains in exactly the same position. Before spouting off, comply”.
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