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“Iran doesn’t seem to want a nuclear deal,” says British spy chief – Middle East Monitor

Britain’s spy chief said Thursday that Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Hamenei was skeptical that he really wanted to revive nuclear deals with the world’s major powers, but Tehran also negotiated. Added that he didn’t want to end Reuters Report.

Richard Moore, chief of the Secret Information Department (SIS) known as MI6, said reviving the 2015 Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Agreement is the best way to constrain Iran’s nuclear program. He said he still believed.

Under this agreement, Iran had restricted its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.

“I’m not sure we’ll get there … Iran’s Supreme Leader doesn’t want to close the deal,” Moore told the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

Still, Moore warned: “Iranians wouldn’t want to end the negotiations so they could run for a while.”

Iran has violated many of the restrictions on the nuclear activity agreement since former President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the agreement in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran. Uranium enrichment close to weapons grade.

Western nations have warned that Iran is becoming able to sprint towards the production of nuclear bombs. Iran denies that they want to do it.

US President Joe Biden’s administration has sought to revive the agreement. However, US, British and French diplomats have all blamed Iran for failing to regain the nuclear deal after more than a year of negotiations.

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“I think this agreement is absolutely at the table, and the European forces here and the (US) administration are very clear about it, and I don’t think China and Russia will stop it on this issue, but I don’t think the Iranians want it. “

However, Iran has characterized the negotiations as positive and accused the United States of not providing the guarantee that the new US administration will not abandon the deal again, as Trump did.

The deal appeared to be nearing a resurgence in March, but whether the United States would remove the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which controls elite militants and intelligence forces that Washington blames in a global terrorist campaign, from abroad. Partially confused about. List of terrorist organizations (FTO).

The Biden administration has revealed that it has no plans to remove the IRGC from the list. This has limited practical effect, but will offend many US lawmakers.



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