Nuclear deal with US ‘closer’: Iran

“We are close to an agreement in talks,” he said in a telephone interview with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to a statement by Iranian Foreign Affairs.

ball in Washington’s court

“We have conveyed our proposals on the outstanding issues to the US side through the European Union (EU) negotiator, and the ball is now in the court of the United States,” the Iranian diplomat said.

Iran is negotiating in the Austrian capital with China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and Germany to revive a 2015 international agreement supposed to prevent the Islamic Republic from receiving nuclear bombs, lifting sanctions. In return for an objective denied by Tehran that is suffocating its economy.

Under Donald Trump’s presidency, the 2015 agreement broke down after the United States’ unilateral withdrawal in 2018 followed the resumption of sanctions against Iran, which, in response, has gradually freed itself from limits imposed on its nuclear program. have done.

Tough question

The current US president, Joe Biden, wants to return to the deal on the condition that Tehran also renews with its commitments. The United States participates indirectly in the Vienna negotiations through the European Union which coordinates the negotiations. The discussions made it possible to overcome most of the hurdles but still faced some thorny issues.

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