Iran's deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araghchi, said he is more confident after the negotiations with 5 major states in Vienna on Friday, saying Tehran is waiting for the package of measures which could secure the interest of Iran under the historic nuclear deal after the United States' withdrawal.

Deputy foreign minister, Araghchi, after the meeting of the joint commission in Vienna stated that there was a good deal of political will to keep the JCPOA alive.

Abbas Araqchi said: "They decided to have really intensive talks with us on issues such as oil, banking, investment. trade, insurance to find practical solutions."

Talks with European powers on an economic package aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal will continue after a round of discussions that took place in Vienna on Friday, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said.

“For the time being we are negotiating... to see if they can provide us with a package which can actually give Iran the benefits of sanctions-lifting and then the next step is to find guarantees for that package and we need both legal and political commitments by the remaining participants in the JCPOA (deal),” Abbas Araqchi told reporters.

He was speaking after the meeting with counterparts from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia.

Also, a senior Russian diplomat said that all participants at the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) joint commission meeting were of the opinion that the Iran nuclear deal should be salvaged.

The Iran nuclear deal can be saved with political will, Russia’s representative at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mikhail Ulyanov told reporters on Friday.

He said that unity and political will for protecting the JCPOA were two major topics of the JCPOA joint commission meeting.

The Russian diplomat said that talks to save JCPOA are 'on the right track'.

The JCPOA joint commission meeting focused on the nuclear issue, removal of sanctions and consequences of US withdrawal, he added.

The Russian top negotiator said that referring the issue of US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal to the UN Security Council is not on the agenda.



JCPOA joint commission meeting kicked off in Vienna's Cobourg Hotel on Friday to hold consultations on mechanisms to continue implementation of the deal.

For the first time since the deal came into force in 2015, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany have gathered at Iran's request without the United States, which pulled out on May 8.

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano also attended the JCPOA joint commission meeting to reiterate Iran's commitment to its obligations.

IAEA in its 11th periodical report released on Thursday once again verified Iran's adherence to the nuclear deal with world powers.

Secretary-General of European External Action Service Helga Schmid chaired the meeting.

Amano himself reiterated that 11 reports of IAEA have so far verified Iran's compliance with the deal, Araqchi said.

 Araqchi further noted that negotiations will continue at all levels next weeks. Of course the priority is with expert level in a bid to work out a bright image regarding the future of the path.