- Iran has responded to a European Union proposal to resurrect the 2015 nuclear agreement.
- The nation’s top negotiator tweeted that an agreement was more imminent than ever but was not yet finalized.
- Iran has been breaking the deal’s terms more frequently since the US withdrew.
Iran has responded to a European Union proposal to resurrect the 2015 nuclear agreement, according to state news agency IRNA, as the nation’s top negotiator tweeted that an agreement was more imminent than ever but was not yet finalized.
The draught Vienna Agreement was returned by Iran to the EU on Tuesday, according to IRNA, but Iran’s reaction was not made public.
Iran had “expressed its concerns” about the text, according to Mohammad Marandi, a member of the Iranian negotiation team, but “the remaining issues are not too difficult to resolve.”
“Those concerns are founded upon past US/EU violations. I can’t say that there will be a deal, but we’re closer than we’ve been before,” Marandi wrote.
Under then-President Donald Trump, the US withdrew from the agreement in 2018. Iran has been breaking the deal’s terms more frequently since the US withdrew, and it has also increased the scope of its nuclear programme.
Iran has stated that any final agreement should uphold the nation’s rights and ensure the relaxation of sanctions, which would allow for the release of tens of billions of dollars’ worth of oil and gas money and help Iran’s ailing economy.
IRNA stated on Tuesday that there are still disagreements on three points, citing the position of the Iranian negotiating team.
According to IRNA, the US ” “expressed its verbal flexibility,” in two of those aeas.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) is “guaranteeing the continuation” as the third issue, according to IRNA. And according to the negotiating team, this “depends on the realism of the United States to secure Iran’s opinion,” IRNA stated.
The topics were thoroughly examined on Monday during a special National Security Council meeting, according to IRNA.
Although Iran responded, the European Union has not formally acknowledged receiving it.
Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, stated earlier on Monday that if the US responded to Iran’s offer in a reasonable and flexible manner, they “would be at the point of agreement.”
Tehran, according to Amir-Abdollahian, was prepared to come to an agreement through a gathering of foreign ministers and publish the result if its viewpoints were taken into consideration. “The upcoming days are important days,” he declared.
On the basis of the EU’s offers, the US was “ready to quickly conclude a deal,” a State Department spokesman told CNN last week.
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