These negotiations aim to save an agreement concluded in 2015 supposed to prevent the Islamic Republic from acquiring the atomic bomb, which she denies.
We are seriously studying a draft agreementwrote on Twitter the head of Iranian diplomacy, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, after a telephone conversation with his European counterpart, Josep Borrel.
Iran seeks a good deal, but within the framework of its national interests, while respecting its red lines in the negotiationssaid Mr. Amir-Abdollahian, according to a press release from his ministry, without further details.
These red lines are now
clear for Westerners, he said.
On Wednesday evening, Iran’s chief negotiator, Ali Bagheri, left the Austrian capital to consult with his leaders in Tehran, from where he called on the West to take decisions to be able to cross the
finishing line in the current negotiations.
At the same time, the Iranian media reported the arrival in Vienna of the Deputy Director of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (AEIO), Behrouz Kamalvandi, to
technical consultation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN nuclear watchdog.
The agreement reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (the United States, China, France, the United Kingdom and Russia) plus Germany had allowed the lifting of international economic sanctions against Tehran in exchange for strict limits on its nuclear program.
The challenge is to bring the United States back to the agreement, from which it withdrew in 2018 by restoring sanctions against Iran, which in response had largely freed itself from restrictions on its nuclear activities.