Iran Says Vienna Talks Reached a Turning Point

The government of Iran on Monday said that Vienna talks with world powers to revive a 2015 nuclear deal have reached its turning point, calling on the west to make important political decisions.

“The parts of the agreement that are very important for Iran and are considered as our red line still remain to be resolved and decided upon,” Jalalzadeh added.

Jalalzadeh said that Iran’s chief of negotiation should explain the red lines and concerns of the government of Iran with the west representatives in the new round of Vienna talks.

Without specifying those red lines Jalalzadeh said Iran was looking for economic benefit and preservation of peaceful nuclear capabilities, he also ruled out any deadlines in the Vienna talks.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Saeed Khatibzadeh in a press conference said that reaching a good deal is possible, but highlighted the need to resolve three key issues.

Khatibzadeh identified the remaining outstanding issues as – the extent to which sanctions would be rolled back, providing guarantees that the US will not quit the pact again, and resolving questions over uranium traces found at several old but undeclared sites in Iran.

Moreover, France’s foreign ministry said that it was urgent to conclude the Iran nuclear talks this week.

Former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal in 2018 in which Tehran was agreed to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.


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