HANDOUT - 29.08.2022, Iran, Teheran: Auf diesem von der offiziellen Website des iranischen Präsidialamtes via AP veröffentlichten Foto sitzt Ebrahim Raisi, Präsident des Iran, während seiner Pressekonferenz. Thema waren die Bedingungen des Iran zur Wiederherstellung des angeschlagenen Atomabkommens zwischen Teheran und den Weltmächten voraussetzt. Foto: --/Office of the Iranian Presidency/AP/dpa - ACHTUNG: Nur zur redaktionellen Verwendung und nur mit vollständiger Nennung des vorstehenden Credits +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

In the struggle for a renewal of the nuclear deal with Iran, the United States has expressed disappointment at the latest response from Tehran. “We can confirm that we have received Iran’s response through the EU,” said a spokesman for the US State Department on Thursday evening (local time) in Washington. “We are examining it and will reply via the EU, but unfortunately it is not constructive.”

On August 8, the EU submitted what it called a “final text” proposal for a new deal with Iran. Iran responded with proposed changes, to which Washington in turn responded with its own proposals – without publishing any details.

Then on Thursday, the spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry said Tehran had sent a new reply. The spokesman for the US State Department now referred to this answer. The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell was optimistic on Wednesday that a new edition of the nuclear agreement could be concluded “in the coming days”.

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal was intended to cap Iran’s nuclear program and ensure the country would not build nuclear weapons. It was negotiated by the USA, China, Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain and Iran.