France’s Foreign Minister Warns Of Major Crisis If Vienna Talks Fail

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drain on Wednesday warned that a major crisis could be unleashed in case the ongoing Vienna talks on Iran’s nuclear deal fail to reach any agreement in coming days.

Briefing the French Senate, Drian said Iran has fewer days to decide on the deal, saying “it is not a question of weeks, rather a question of days.”

“They (Iran) have a very clear choice, either they unleash a serious crisis in the next few days… or they accept an agreement that respects the interests of all the parties,” Drian added.

Earlier on Wednesday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian called on the US Congress to issue a “political statement” that Washington will not abandon a possible agreement as it did in the 2015 deal.

The then US President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 accord in 2018, and re-imposed more sanctions on Tehran. The deal was aimed to relieve sanctions by the US in exchange for Iran to curb its nuclear program.

Representatives of UK, China, France, Germany and Russia directly and the US indirectly, engaged in intensive negotiations in Vienna to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal and return back the US to the deal.


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