Iranian Foreign Ministry reports progress in talks in Vienna on return to nuclear deal

10 January

All participants in the talks in Vienna to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program are striving to reach a reliable and stable agreement, Islamic Republic Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday, speaking at a briefing in Tehran, IRNA news agency reported.

"There is a positive atmosphere at the ongoing consultations in Vienna," he pointed out. - "We have made good progress on the four issues under discussion: lifting sanctions, the nuclear dossier, the verification mechanism and obtaining guarantees." According to the Iranian diplomat, the parties involved in the talks "do not discuss or accept anything beyond the JCPOA agreement".

For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said in an interview with the national broadcaster that the talks in Vienna "are aimed at ensuring that the United States responsibly returns to its commitments under the nuclear agreement." He said there was an informal exchange of messages between Tehran and Washington. "We note that US proposals have become more realistic," the Iranian minister said.

On January 3, the eighth round of talks resumed in the Austrian capital after a New Year's break, aimed at restoring the JCPOA to its original form and bringing the US back into the multilateral agreement. Following a meeting of the Joint Commission of Iran and the "five" international mediators (Russia, Britain, Germany, China and France), the sides agreed to accelerate the process of working on the draft agreement and complete it by early February.



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