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Iran’s nuclear deal is “immediate” as negotiations resume in Vienna

Indirect negotiations between Iran and the United States on Tehran’s 2015 bailout of nuclear deals with world powers will resume after a 10-day break.

Negotiations in Vienna were canceled at the end of last month for diplomats to return to the capital for further instructions. (Reuters Archive)

Negotiations to revive the disputed agreement with Iran on a nuclear program were resumed in Vienna after authorities signaled that the agreement was “visible.”

A near-controversial source told Agence France-Presse on Tuesday that the delegation had arrived in the Austrian capital.

AFP journalists have seen Tehran’s chief negotiator, Alibagericani, enter Palais Coburg, a luxury hotel where discussions are taking place for a meeting with EU official Enrique Mora, who chairs the discussion.

Talks coordinator Enrique Mora declined to comment on reporters as he crossed the road between the two luxury hotels hosting the negotiations in Vienna, where negotiations began 10 months ago.

“After a short break, the eighth round of #ViennaTalks will resume,” Iran’s mission to the United Nations in Vienna said on Twitter in a photo of Bagerie Crab meeting Mora.

Negotiations involving Britain, China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia and indirectly the United States were canceled at the end of last month for diplomats to return to the capital for further instructions.

Resumption is a goal that has always denied pursuit after political parties in recent weeks have quoted progress to revive the 2015 agreement that would have prevented Iran from acquiring an atomic bomb.

Return to JCPOA

A U.S. Department of State spokesman said on Monday, “Iran’s ongoing nuclear progress will make us JCPOA if an arrangement is visible to address key concerns on all sides, but that will not be achieved in the coming weeks. It will make it impossible to return. ” , See the 2015 Framework Agreement.

In a statement in Washington, DC, Josep Borrell, Head of Foreign Policy for the European Union, said:

“I don’t know if it will be one, two or three weeks, but it’s certainly in the final stages of negotiations.”

Prime Minister Borrell said reaching an agreement on lifting sanctions and rolling back Iran’s nuclear activities is “the most important issue”, but “because both sides have shown motivation”, he hopes for a breakthrough.

The United States unilaterally withdraws from the agreement in 2018 under former President Donald Trump, imposes strict economic sanctions on Iran, Islamic republic withdraws from promises under the agreement, and strengthens nuclear activity I urged that.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday that “the US bringing it to Vienna will determine when an agreement can be reached.”

“We have made great strides in various areas of the Vienna negotiations,” Katib Zade told reporters. This includes Iran’s guarantee that the United States will not violate the agreement again.

Russia says the draft final document is ready

Washington has called for direct negotiations, but said negotiations remain indirect at Iran’s request. Parties have been negotiating in Vienna since last year.

In an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant, Russian negotiator Mikhail Ulyanov said the party was “five away from the finish line.”

“The final document has been drafted. There are a few more things that need to be done, but the document is already at the table,” he said.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called it a “decisive moment” in an interview with the Washington Post released Monday.

On Friday, Washington made a gesture by announcing that it would waive sanctions on Iran’s private nuclear program. This is a necessary technical step to return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

This exemption allows other countries and businesses to participate in Iran’s private nuclear program without imposing US sanctions in the name of promoting security and non-proliferation.

Source: AFP



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