Thursday, 4 August 2022 | High-level negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement will resume this week in Vienna, according to officials from both countries, who on Wednesday downplayed hopes for a breakthrough.
According to state media, Nasser Kanaani, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, said that Tehran was prepared to reach a deal that ensured its rights, reported Reuters.
An Iranian official who asked not to be named said the talks would start again on Thursday.
Before leaving for Vienna, Iran’s chief negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani tweeted: “Show maturity & act responsibly.”
“Heading to Vienna to advance the negotiations. The onus is on those who breached the deal & have failed to distance from ominous legacy,” he posted.
US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley said he was preparing to leave for Vienna, though noted that he did not anticipate any significant progress.
“Our expectations are in check; the United States welcomes EU efforts and is prepared for a good faith attempt to reach a deal. It will shortly be clear if Iran is prepared for the same,” he tweeted.
The director of the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] said on Tuesday that Iran’s nuclear program was advancing rapidly and that “good words” from Iran were insufficient to satisfy inspectors.
Posted on August 4, 2022
Source: (This article was originally published by Jewish News Syndicate on August 3, 2022. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)
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