Iran Awaits Washington’s Political Decision On Vienna Talks: Official

The government of Iran on Monday said they have submitted ideas on verification and assurance in a written form to the members of Vienna talks and are waiting for the US’s political decision.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh in a press briefing said a reliable and sustainable deal is possible from Vienna talks if other parties respond properly to Iran’s demands.

“If our rightful demands are met, there would be no more delay for having a deal,” Khatibzadeh said, reiterating a deal is possible on the first day when the negotiating team returns to Vienna if other sides address Iran’s natural rights.

Khatibzadeh said Washington needs to inform the P4+1 of its political decision. “There are some issues that remain for the west to resolve.”  

“We have asked for the removal of sanctions in the letter,” Khatibzadeh added but said talks in Vienna had progressed on different fronts.

“There is progress in several areas, but in some parts, it was less successful due to lack of invocation from other parties,” Khatibzadeh added.

Khatibzadeh called on the US side, who is going to indirectly participate in the next round of talks in Vienna, to come with nothing more than the JCPOA.

“We expect US officials to admit Iran’s rightful demands and request nothing more than the JCPOA when they are back in Vienna,” Khatibzadeh added.

According to Khatibzadeh, the government of Iran would not accept anything beyond the JCPOA, a reference to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal from which the US withdrew in 2018 and restored all sanctions against Iran.


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