Iran’s talks with six world powers to revive the 2015 nuclear deal will be resumed by the end of November, Iran’s deputy foreign minister Ali Bagheri Kani, the government’s chief negotiator on the matter, announced Wednesday. He added that “the exact date will be announced next week”.
Iran’s deputy minister of diplomacy, Ali Bagheri Kani, spoke in Brussels on Wednesday with Enrique Mora, a high-ranking EU official responsible for the revival of the nuclear deal with Iran. Following the meeting, he announced that his country’s dealings with six world powers would be resumed.
“I had a serious and constructive conversation with Enrique Mora on the basis of successful negotiations. We agreed to resume talks before the end of November. The exact date will be announced next week,” Kani, responsible in the Iranian government for negotiations on the renewal of the nuclear deal, tweeted.
Iranian Interior Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian also confirmed at Wednesday’s press conference that talks will resume soon.
France, Great Britain and Germany did not receive the invitation, they regret
According to a French diplomatic source cited by the Reuters agency, three parties to the deal – France, the United Kingdom and Germany – regretted not being invited to talk to Brussels. They added that they were ready to meet the Iranian side as soon as possible. “We have not received any invitation. We are ready to meet (…) at the earliest convenience, but regret that Iran has rejected our proposals to meet today. [w środę – przyp. red.]when Ali Bagheri Kani was visiting Europe, the source said.
Nuclear accord with Iran
The 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and the United Kingdom, China, Russia, France and Germany provided for restrictions on Iran’s enrichment and production of uranium in return for lifting the international sanctions imposed on this country.
In 2018, then-US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the deal and imposed new sanctions on Iran. Iran has also ceased to comply with the restrictions placed on it. Concerned by its nuclear progress, the great powers called on Tehran to resume talks.
The current president of the United States, Joe Biden, has declared his will to return to the agreement. So far, six rounds of re-entry talks have taken place in Vienna.
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