Iran, EU chief negotiator meet after a short break

Vienna (IP) - Iran’s top negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani and Deputy EU foreign policy chief Enrique Mora met within the framework of Vienna talks in the Austrian city on Monday.

Iran PressEurope: Iran's international nuclear agreement or the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed between the country and P5+1 countries (Russia, China, UK, Germany, France, and the US) in 2015, but the US scrapped it on May 18, 2018, re-imposing more sanctions on Iran.

The eighth round of sanctions removal talks begun in Vienna on December 27 is ongoing in Vienna, but without the US after a short break.

Iran's top negotiator Bagheri Kani arrived in Vienna early Monday.

The talks in Vienna have come to a watershed moment, which means all negotiating sides are waiting for the political decision of the US to this end. In his press conference on Monday, Iran's Foreign Ministery Spokesman, Saeed Khatibzadeh, in response to Iran Press question whether the Ukraine crisis can affect Vienna talks, noted that all those familiar with diplomacy know that various cases are being followed in their ways though there may be different points of view.

He went on to say that what goes on in Vienna, is according to a common understanding to preserve all parties' interests.

Up to now, all behaviors and talks in Vienna have been professional and respectful so that proper results which be reached beside all differences, Khatibzadeh added.

Following his press conference, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman referred to Iran's chief negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani's return to Tehran and called it to discuss Vienna's remaining issues.

He said that the West had not decided yet, and no ambiguity was left for them.

From Iran's point of view, no deadline can prevent the continuation of the negotiations until a good agreement is reached, and the media propaganda about the end of the negotiations should be ignored.


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