The European Union said on Thursday that negotiators from Iran and representatives of five world powers should make progress when they meet on December 27 in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.
EU’s Chief Negotiator, Enrique Mora said it is important to pick up the pace on key outstanding issues and move forward, working closely with the US.
The representatives of Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia, and Iran ended their 7th rounds of talks recently without any positive result, but this time the EU said there should be progress in the talks.
Diplomats from the three European countries had expressed frustration on the last round of talks. Soon after the end of the 7th round of talks, Iran and the Western parties accused each other of foot-dragging in the negotiations.
Former US President Donald Trump withdrew the 2015 pact in 2018 and increased sanctions on Iran, but incumbent President Joe Biden often showed a willingness to return to the talks.
Iran, since then has ramped up its nuclear program again by enriching uranium.
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