DUBAI, September 24. /TASS/. Iran is seriously determined to resume the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the country’s nuclear program, if the other parties to the deal are ready to make the step, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said at a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York.
"Speaking about the prisoner exchange with the US and the unblocking of Iran's frozen assets in South Korea, our foreign minister said that we always hold fruitful consultations with [the UN secretary general] about the JCPOA," the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Telegram. "The exchange of messages with the US is ongoing and the Sultan of Oman's plan [to restore the JCPOA] is still under consideration. If the other parties [to the deal] are ready, we are serious about restoring the JCPOA so that all parties return to their obligations under the Omani initiative."
The JCPOA was signed in 2015 between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany. Former US President Donald Trump pulled out of the deal in 2018 while the current US President, Joe Biden, has signaled that he is ready to resurrect the agreement. Russia, the UK, Germany, China, the US and France have been in talks with Iran since April of 2021 to reinstate the deal.