Iran Claims Significant Progress Made In Vienna Talks

The government of Iran on Monday claimed it has made significant progress with world powers in Vienna talks on Iran’s nuclear deal, though several issues have still remained unresolved.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadaeh said there was some progress in the talks, but said the remaining issues are the hardest. “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed,” Khatibzadaeh said, referring to the ongoing Vienna talks.

Without providing much information on the nature of progress, Khatibzadeh called for immediate removal of all sanctions on Iran which is against the 2015 nuclear deal.

Under the deal as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Tehran agreed to reduce its nuclear activities in exchange the US will relieve its sanction. However, former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018 and reimposed more sanctions on Iran, prompting Tehran to accelerate its nuclear activities.

Representatives from UK, France, Germany, China, Russia directly and the US indirectly have been engaged in Vienna talks since April to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Chief Negotiator, Ali Shamkhani, said separately on Monday that talks with European negotiators aimed at reaching any possible “breakthroughs.”


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