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U.S. “evaluates” optimistic nuclear negotiation message

Both Iran and Russia have expressed positive views on the negotiations that began this week to bail out Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with the world powers, although Western countries have said negotiations are too late.

Iran states that Tehran has no plans to enrich uranium by more than 60 percent if the nuclear negotiations in Vienna fail. (AP archive)

The United States said it was premature to say whether Tehran returned to negotiations with a constructive approach, in bright comments by Tehran and Moscow on negotiations in Vienna to bail out the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Expressed caution.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdrahian said Russia’s Special Envoy Mikhail Ulyanov had made “indisputable progress” in the working group at the eighth round of talks, while other parties said. “In good faith,” he said, would allow trading in the near future.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a telephone press conference that some progress had been made in the last round of negotiations, but whether Tehran has returned to the table to accumulate these profits in the current round. It was premature to judge.

“It’s really premature to determine if Iran is back with a more constructive approach to this round,” Price said. “We are currently assessing whether Iranians have returned with a new agenda item or a preliminary solution to an already presented problem in the course of these consultations,” Price said. rice field.

The initial agreement lifted sanctions on Tehran in exchange for restrictions on Tehran’s atomic activity.

The Donald Trump administration has accused Iran of violating the agreement’s nuclear restrictions and withdrew Washington from the agreement in 2018, a year after he took office as US president.

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“The discussion started in good faith.”

The latest indirect negotiations between Iran and the United States resumed in Vienna on Monday, and Tehran regained U.S. sanctions as it was under the original negotiations, despite a slight reduction in its atomic activity. Focused on unlocking.

Iran refuses to meet with US officials in person. In other words, parties other than the United States and Iran (Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the European Union) must go back and forth between the two.

The seventh round of the first round of talks under Iran’s new President Ebrahim Raishi ended 11 days ago, after some new Iranian requests were added to the working text.

“The talks in Vienna are heading in the right direction,” Iran’s Minister of State Amirabdrahian said in a comment to reporters broadcast by state media. “We believe that it is possible for all parties to reach a good agreement if the other parties continue the negotiations that have just begun in good faith.”

According to Price, a U.S. delegation led by Special Envoy Rob Murray will be better in the next few days to determine if Iran must participate in the latest negotiations in a “fundamentally different position.” Will be in a position.

Iran argues that all US sanctions must be lifted before nuclear action can be taken, but Western negotiators have said in an agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA). The sanctions measures must be balanced.

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“Urgent negotiation”

European negotiators also said there were some technological advances in the final round of negotiations to meet Iran’s demands, but the parties had only weeks instead of months to bail out the deal. I warned you.

France, Germany and the United Kingdom said in a statement Tuesday that technological progress had been seen in the final round and that States parties now need to focus entirely on major open issues, especially nuclear and sanctions.

They said they had weeks left instead of months to sign the contract while they hadn’t set an artificial deadline.

“Negotiations are urgent and our team is here to work swiftly and honestly to win deals.”

Mr Ulyanov, a Russian envoy, said Tuesday that working groups were underway. “The lifting of sanctions is being actively discussed in informal settings,” he wrote on Twitter.

The 2015 agreement has extended the time required for Iran to obtain sufficient fissile material for a nuclear bomb from at least about two to three months a year, if selected. Most experts say that Iran just wants to learn nuclear technology for civil engineering, but now it takes less time than it did before the deal.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Israel would not automatically oppose the nuclear deal, but the world’s great powers would have to take a firmer position.

Israel says Iran will never allow nuclear weapons to be obtained, and all options are at the table. Israeli leaders say nuclear Iran will pose an existential threat to Israel.

read more: If negotiations fail, Iran will not enrich uranium “more than 60 percent”

Source: Reuters

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