Tehran (IP) - Following the discussions between the head of AEOI and the IAEA chief, Tehran and the UN watchdog reached a 'good deal', the Iranian Foreign Minister said on Wednesday.

Iran PressIran news: Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday at the gathering of Iran's envoys in neighboring countries said that Tehran and the International Atomic Energy Agency reached a good agreement that will respond to Westerners' alleged concerns about Iran's peaceful nuclear program.

"Last night we reached a good agreement with the IAEA that could address some of the alleged concerns about Iran's peaceful nuclear program," the Iranian Foreign Minister said at the final meetings of Iranian Ambassadors in neighboring countries.

Iranian top diplomat stressed that this agreement would lead to more mutual cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency.

Amir-Abdollahian, about the latest developments in the Vienna talks for removing sanctions, said that "our negotiators are working har and are very serious to keep Islamic Republic of Iran's principles about the JCPOA."

Earlier on Tuesday, Iran's Foreign Ministry said that ongoing discussions between the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, and the IAEA chief Rafael Grossi have led to progress and that gaps on several issues of mutual interest have narrowed.

Since Friday, December 10, negotiators from Iran and the P4+1 group of countries – China, Russia, France, Britain, plus Germany – have been holding expert sessions to discuss Iran's proposals.

In addition to expert sessions, talks and consultations continued at different levels.

The West stance in recent days has been decried by international observers and Iranians.

Analysts believe that West approaches are being used as negotiating tactics to get more concessions from Iran, ones that go beyond the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The E3, together with the U.S., started using this tactic even before the seventh round began.

According to an Al-Araby Al-Jadeed report, the Americans and the Europeans warned that they would withdraw from the talks if Iran insisted on JCPOA and backtracked on what was achieved during the past six rounds, which ended on June 20 amid Presidential transition in Iran. 

While E3 is pushing for a revised version of the original JCPOA by this new approach of threats, Iran confined that it never will accept anything other than the 2015 nuclear deal provisions. 

Despite European propaganda about Iran's alleged intransigence at the talks, it came to light that the E3 diplomats have pushed for non-JCPOA issues to be included in the negotiations, something that Iran strongly rejected.

Some news sources in Vienna also report that the United States may contact Iran through unofficial channels to defuse pressure from JCPOA opponents.

For this reason, Ali Bagheri Kani, the senior Iranian negotiator, in an interview with Al-Mayadin on Sunday, December 12, condemned Israeli lobbying to influence the talks and the failure of the negotiations.


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