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Negotiators trying to revive the Iran nuclear deal are “getting closer” but sticking points remain, a day after the election of ultra-conservative Ibrahim Rasi in the presidential election, at the end of a new round of talks in Vienna Note the many diplomats. Iran.
The delegation meeting in Vienna on Sunday, June 20, is “getting closer” to the goal of negotiating a re-launch of the 2015 accord to regulate Iranian nuclear activities, but sticking points remain.
“We are close to an agreement but we are not there yet,” EU diplomat Enrique Mora told reporters.
According to him, in the next round of talks, “the delegations will arrive from their capitals with clear instructions, clear ideas about how to finally reach an agreement.”
Britain, China, Germany, France, Russia and Iran began EU-sponsored meetings in April, with indirect U.S. meetings. In an effort to revive the 2015 agreement, with participation.
Enrique Mora did not say when talks would resume, noting that the main problem was still finding a solution “in this delicate balance” between lifting US sanctions on Iran and resumption of Tehran’s nuclear activities. . According to him, the next round of talks will also give “a clear idea” of Iran’s “new political climate”.
Iran’s chief negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Arghachi, said at the end of the meeting that “some key issues remain to be resolved”.
“We are near the end, but as I said earlier, there is still a way out and it will not be easy,” he told Iranian national television, showing himself to be “full. full of hope”.
In a statement, Britain, Germany and France said it remained “the most difficult issues to be resolved”. “These talks cannot go on indefinitely (…). We urge all parties to return to Vienna and be prepared to conclude an agreement,” he said.
a new Iranian president
The nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and the so-called P5+1 group (China, the United States, France, Great Britain, Russia and Germany) was concluded in Vienna in 2015. It provides Tehran relief from the sanctions it is targeting in turn. Guaranteed to prove that Iran is not seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.
But in May 2018 unilaterally condemning the deal, Donald Trump reinstated US sanctions that the deal had launched a campaign of “maximum pressure” with additional sanctions against Iran.
In response, the Islamic Republic has gradually relieved itself of its obligations from 2019. As soon as the President of the United States, Joe Biden, stated that he wanted to restore the United States in the Vienna Agreement, he lifted these sanctions.
Ultra-conservative Ibrahim Rasi was declared the winner of the Iranian presidential election on Saturday, and is due to succeed moderate Hassan Rouhani in August.
Although coming from a political flux characterized by anti-Americanism and disapproval of the West, Ibrahim Rasi recalled during the campaign that the priority was to lift sanctions to get the country out of the rut.