Vienna: Most of the draft nuclear agreement with Iran has been completed


“There is an urgency in the talks with Iran,” the European diplomat added, adding, “But we do not want to impose artificial deadlines.” The source said that what was agreed upon with Iran is not final and could change.

Senior European diplomats revealed that European powers are still waiting for confirmation that they will pick up where they left off from the sixth round of nuclear talks with Iran in June.

On the second day of the meetings of the seventh round of nuclear negotiations, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said in a tweet that the main objective of the negotiations is the full and effective implementation of the agreement, and the pursuit of normalization of trade relations and economic cooperation with his country. He added that he had held talks over the phone with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on several issues, including the nuclear negotiations in Vienna.

Earlier on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh confirmed that Tehran would not undertake any more commitment than what was stipulated in the nuclear agreement, adding that his country’s goal in the Vienna negotiations was to ensure the lifting of sanctions.

Zadeh added that Tehran is participating in the Vienna talks with a comprehensive delegation and a serious will to lift sanctions, adding, “If the other parties are also seeking to achieve the same goal instead of procrastinating and wasting time, it can be said that the negotiations will be on the right track.”

Regarding the positions of the participating countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the participants in the Vienna negotiations decided to resume the work of the two groups of experts on sanctions and nuclear issues. She added in a statement that all participants in the negotiations affirmed their quest to achieve a positive result as soon as possible.

For his part, Russia’s delegate to international institutions in Vienna and its representative in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear deal, Mikhail Ulyanov, said that Washington affirms its readiness to lift all sanctions incompatible with the nuclear agreement in exchange for Tehran’s return to full compliance with the agreement. The Russian official added that the concrete list of sanctions that will be lifted is the subject of negotiations.

The chief Iranian negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, announced on Monday, after the conclusion of the first day of negotiations on the nuclear agreement, that he was optimistic, while the White House indicated that “diplomacy is the best way with Iran, and our goal is still a joint return to the nuclear agreement.”


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