Iran is ready to return to negotiations on its nuclear program in Vienna in November, announced the Iranian deputy minister in charge of the file, Ali Bagheri, after a meeting in Brussels with the European negotiator Enrique Mora.
“I had a serious and constructive conversation with Enrique Mora about the essential elements of a successful negotiation. We agreed to start negotiations before the end of November. The exact date will be announced next week,” he said in a tweet.
“There is nothing to announce at the moment” from our side, a European source said after the meeting.
The EU urges the Iranians to resume the negotiations started in Vienna to salvage the 2015 JCPOA international agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme. The talks in Vienna were suspended in June after the election of a new Iranian president.
“The negotiations must be held in Vienna,” the Europeans insist.
The Iranians had asked to meet with Mora to “discuss issues that remained unresolved” after their talks with the European negotiator on October 14 in Tehran.
“They want clarification on the text on the table (in Vienna) and bilateral contacts with some of the signatory countries,” a European official said last week.
The head of European foreign policy, Josep Borrell, coordinator of the negotiations on the 2015 Iran agreement, must consult with the other contracting parties and with the US before setting a date for the resumption of talks in Vienna, and the Joe Biden administration says it is ready to return to the JCPOA, following Donald Trump’s 2018 termination of the deal.
Therefore, the Iranian announcements were considered “premature” for this reason.
The agreement, reached between Iran on one side and the United States, United Kingdom, China, Russia, France and Germany on the other, offered Tehran the lifting of some of the international sanctions that strangle the Iranian economy in exchange for a drastic reduction in its nuclear capacity. program, subject to strict UN control.
source: iefi merida