Iranian Politicians Divided on Return to Nuclear Talks With U.S.

TEHRAN—To converse or not to converse. Iran’s political leaders are divided above how to reply…

TEHRAN—To converse or not to converse. Iran’s political leaders are divided above how to reply to U.S. President Biden’s overture to start out negotiations aimed at reviving an international arrangement that puts restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief.

The split, reflecting disagreements above how long Iran can stand up to the economic harm inflicted by sanctions and political jockeying forward of presidential elections in June above who will be ready to claim credit history if they are lifted, has made it tough to predict when and underneath what situations Iran would be eager to fulfill with the U.S., diplomats say.

President Hassan Rouhani has explained publicly that Tehran really should be eager to return to the strictures of the nuclear accord both all at after or in measures, as long as the U.S. initial lifts at least some of the detrimental economic penalties it has imposed.

More conservative opposition politicians, who command the nation’s Parliament, argue that Washington will have to carry all sanctions imposed by the Trump administration right before Iran resumes compliance with 2015 multination offer known as the Joint Thorough Prepare of Action, or JCPOA.

“The Individuals didn’t hold any talks with us right before leaving the JCPOA, so no talks are required for their return,” Abolfazl Amouei, a popular conservative lawmaker, explained in an interview.