Vienna nuclear talks are on track, says Iran

Tehran, Dec 28 (EFE).- Iran’s foreign minister Hussein Amir Abdollahian on Tuesday said the ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna are “on the right track” and that with goodwill a deal can be reached.

“An agreement can be conceived soon and in the near future, ” with goodwill and seriousness from the participants in the eighth round of the talks that got underway on Monday, Amir Abdolahian said according to his ministry’s website.

Iran and the world’s major powers on Monday resumed talks to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement, which limits the Islamic Republic’s atomic program in exchange for the easing of international sanctions.

After Monday’s negotiations, the Iranian chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, said that lifting the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic is “the key to success” for the Vienna negotiations.

The delegations agreed to prioritize the two main issues for Iran; lifting the sanctions and the guarantees that the United States will not breach the new agreement, he added.

In 2018, former US president Donald Trump withdrew his country from the agreement and re-imposed sanctions on Tehran, which in return downsized its commitment to its atomic obligations.

The talks aim to convince Washington to return to the agreement and Tehran to comply with the nuclear limits established in the deal.

The US is taking part in the eighth round of talks indirectly.

Alongside Iran, the other signatories of the pact — China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom — are participating in the talks with the coordination of Enrique Mora, political director of the European External Action Service.EFE


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