Good Deal within Reach in Vienna Talks on JCPOA: Iran’s FM

Good Deal within Reach in Vienna Talks on JCPOA: Iran’s FM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said reaching a good deal in the ongoing talks in Vienna to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement is possible if the West demonstrates good will.

“#ViennaTalks proceeding with seriousness and sanctions removal as fundamental priority. Expert talks are continuing too,” Amirabdollahian wrote in a post on Twitter on Wednesday.

“In daily contact with top negotiator @Bagheri_Kani. Good deal within reach if the West shows good will. We seek rational, sober & result-oriented dialogue,” he added.

A seventh round of the talks to revive the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), started in the Austrian capital on Monday.

The JCPOA was signed in 2015 between Iran and the Group 5+1 and endorsed by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

However, then-US president Donald Trump unilaterally pulled Washington out of the nuclear deal in May 2018 and reinstated the anti-Iranian sanctions that had been lifted by the deal.

As the remaining European parties have failed to fulfill their commitments to the accord and compensate for Washington’s absence, Iran moved in May 2019 to scale back its JCPOA commitments.

Iran and the remaining parties to the JCPOA have held six rounds of talks in Vienna, which began after the US administration of Joe Biden voiced a willingness to rejoin the nuclear agreement, to examine the prospect of the bans’ fresh removal.

Vienna is now hosting the first round of JCPOA negotiations after the new Iranian administration took office in August.

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