Nebenzya: agreement on Iranian nuclear deal can be reached

02 February 2022

Russia is interested in restoring the Iranian nuclear deal, and judging by the way the negotiations in Vienna are progressing, one can count on reaching an agreement, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Tuesday at a press conference marking the start of Russia's presidency of the world organization's Security Council.

"We are extremely interested in restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program and the fulfillment by all parties of their obligations under this agreement," he said, responding to a question about Moscow's interest in interacting with Washington on this front.

"As far as I know, negotiations in Vienna are progressing, and with a certain degree of caution we can expect that an agreement will be reached," the diplomat said.

The eighth round of talks resumed in Vienna on January 3 after a New Year's break to restore the JCPOA to its original form and bring the US back into the multilateral agreement. The work is being carried out both within the framework of the Joint Commission of Iran and Russia, Great Britain, Germany, China and France, and in the format of separate consultations with the US without the participation of Tehran, which is not yet ready for direct dialogue with the US side. The negotiators have already agreed to speed up the process of working on the draft agreement. It is assumed that the eighth round could be the last, since the participants in the consultations are determined to finish the work in February of this year.



GSV "Russia - Islamic World"

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Based on materials from TASS