Iran Nuclear Deal Needs Political Decisions: Official

The European Union Coordinator, Enrique Mora said on Friday that the latest round of talks to save Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna faced a stalemate, where political decision is needed to break the deadlock.

“The 8th round of the Vienna Talks, JCPOA, which started 27 December, so far the longest, takes a break. Participants will go back to the capital for consultations and instructions to come back next week. Political decisions are needed now,” Mora said in a tweet.

The 2015 deal between Iran, and the United States which saw the support from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, was meant to give Iran relief from Washington’s economic sanctions in return for Tehran to curb its nuclear program.  

However, in 2018, the former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal, prompting Iran to step up its nuclear activities.

Meanwhile, E3 negotiators (France, Britain and Germany) in a statement said that talks over the Iran nuclear deal reached their final state.

“January has been the most intensive period of these talks to date. There is progress in  the talks, but it requires political decisions,” the statement added.

Moreover, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in mid-January in a press conference in Germany, said the talks with Iran had reached a “decisive moment” warning there were only “a few weeks left” to save a deal.

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