Vienna (IP) - The top negotiator of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Vienna talks left the city for Tehran.

Iran PressEurope: As the High Representative of the E.U. for Foreign Affairs announced a recess to the 8th round of the Vienna talks, Iran's Ali Bagheri Kani left Vienna for Tehran.

The High Representative of the E.U. for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy announced a recess to the ongoing 8th round of the Vienna talks was needed.

In a tweet on Friday, Josep Borrell wrote: "As coordinator, I will, with my team, continue to be in touch with all Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA) participants and the U.S. to overcome the current situation and to close the agreement."

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Meanwhile, Middle East Eye wrote: "Talks in Vienna aimed at restoring the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran have been put on hold after the U.S. announced it had seized the oil cargo of two Iranian ships which it claimed were breaking sanctions."

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 U.S.) in 2015, but the U.S. scrapped it on May 18, 2018, re-imposing more sanctions on Iran.

The eighth round of sanctions talks began in Vienna on December 27 in Vienna, after a short break, between Iran and the P4+1 group, this time without the U.S. as a party.


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