US Official Says Major Issues Remain Unresolved In Iran Nuclear Talks

A top US official on Friday said many issues in a range of areas remain unresolved in nuclear talks with Iran as world powers are trying to salvage the 2015 Iran deal through dialogues as it reached its final stage.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that major issues are still remaining unresolved on the table. However, he did not rule out progress in the ongoing Vienna negotiations, but said time for an agreement is running out due to complexity.

European Union foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell had earlier said he doesn’t know how long the latest round of Vienna talks would take. “One, two or three weeks, now idea at all,” Borrell said, but emphasized that this round of meetings are “certainly the last steps.”

Meanwhile, representatives from Iran, Russia and China rejected any push for making a deadline in the talks, insisting on more dialogues before reaching any conclusion.

Recently, Iran asked the US to remove all sanctions imposed on Tehran after the then US President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal in 2018.

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