Foreign Minister Javad Zarif laid out what he characterised as a “logical path to full JCPOA compliance: The U.S., which caused this crisis, should return to full compliance first; Iran will reciprocate following rapid verification”. He further contended that “all Trump sanctions were anti-JCPOA and must be removed without distinction between arbitrary designations”. Relatedly, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei asserted that “verification means selling oil in an official manner, with ease and under normal conditions, and its money be received by Iran”. The same day, a senior Iranian diplomat indicated that Iran’s continued engagement in JCPOA talks “depends on the political will and seriousness of the other parties, otherwise there will be no reason to continue negotiations”.
Receive the best source of conflict analysis right in your inbox.