A State Department spokesperson told CNN that the US “stand ready to quickly conclude a deal on the basis of the EU’s proposals.”
“As the EU said two weeks ago, the text they tabled then is the best and only basis on which to reach a deal. Over the past few days, the EU Coordinator engaged in further consultations to help clarify and fine tune any remaining questions regarding that text. Those consultations were completed today and we’ll now await the EU’s next steps,” the spokesperson said.
“For our part, our position is clear: we stand ready to quickly conclude a deal on the basis of the EU’s proposals. I will not speculate on Iran’s position. They repeatedly say they are prepared for a return to mutual implementation of the JCPOA. As the EU Coordinator has made clear, this text is the only possibility basis on which to do so.”
“Let’s see if their actions match their words,” the spokesperson added.
The United States withdrew from the deal in 2018 under then-President Donald Trump. In the wake of the US withdrawal, Iran has increasingly violated the agreements it made under the deal and expanded its nuclear program.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Borrell that “a final deal should protect the right of the Iranian nation and guarantee the lifting of sanctions,” a statement said.