(FreedomBeacon.com)- The European Union confirmed this week that the United States and Iran are preparing to renegotiate and re-enter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – or the ailed Obama-era Iran Nuclear Deal, as it’s better known – in new discussions that began on Friday.
Officials from Germany, Britain, China, Russia, France, and Iran met virtually on Friday for the first time to discuss the deal in the post-Trump era, after years of the Trump administration refusing to work according to the failed guidelines put in place by President Obama.
Before the meeting took place, the EU said that “participants will discuss the prospect of a possible return of the United States to the JCPOA and how to ensure the full and effective implementation of the agreement by all sides.”
That should probably start with making sure that Iran sticks to its side of the deal…
The comments by the EU show precisely what the goal is, with President Joe Biden already having suggested that a return to the Iran Nuclear Deal would be his preferred option.
However, the U.S. and Iran still haven’t even agreed to meet and discuss the issue, choosing instead to make negotiations via proxy. Kind of like school children asking their friends to tell people they like them.
Doesn’t President Joe Biden know he is meant to be leading?
According to two diplomatic sources, Britain, Germany, and France have already held diplomatic discussions with Iran on Monday, and there were discussions about a proposal from Iran. That proposal is understood to have required the United States to immediately lift all sanctions on Iran before they begin negotiations – something that Iran has already indicated would be necessary before re-entering the deal.
French foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said this week that European powers are working with Russia and China to arrange a new agreement between the U.S. and Iran.
“These exchanges are more than necessary because Iran has not accepted to take part in direct contacts between the other participants of the JCPOA and the United States, which would have eased discussions,” she said.
Muhll also said that they are looking at “alternative” ways to facilitate talks.