World Bulletin / News Desk
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the P5 plus one is prepared to offer sanctions relief to Iran during negotiations currently underway in Geneva.
“In exchange for concrete, verifiable measures to address the P5 plus one's concerns, during the first step, the P5 plus one would consider limited, targeted and reversible relief that does not affect our core sanctions architecture,” Carney said.
Such relief “might be more financial rather than technical. But the point being that the kinds of things that we would look at doing would be the kinds of things that we could turn on and off pretty quickly,” added Carney.
The White House is currently urging Congress to hold off on enacting new sanctions on Tehran to allow negotiators more flexibility.
“Our view has been that we need to allow for a pause here so that we can explore the potential represented by these serious and substantive negotiations,” said Carney. He added, "If the P5 plus one were not able to reach a final agreement, a comprehensive agreement, then there would be the potential not only to terminate the relief that we'd put in place but to ratchet up sanctions further."
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