Iran demands the lifting of US sanctions. The 2015 nuclear deal will be re-established.
The basics in brief
- Talks between the United States and Iran are taking place in Vienna.
- It’s about restoring the 2015 nuclear deal.
- Iranian diplomats don’t want to talk to the US – so no direct negotiation.
During talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal, Iranian diplomats do not want to sit at the negotiating table with US officials. Certainly there will be no direct negotiations. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said about the meeting, which began on Monday in Vienna.
Thus, as in previous rounds, Germany, France, Great Britain, Russia and China again got on the train as an intermediary.
Before the afternoon’s formal opening session, various delegations gathered to survey positions.
Before the talks were suspended in June, negotiators were close to a solution. The United States must be persuaded to lift sanctions and Iran to limit its nuclear program again.
The goal is to keep the agreement
During the interruption of negotiations, the pragmatic Iranian President Hassan Rouhani handed over his office to Governor Ebrahim Raisi. For diplomats from other countries, an important question arose before the resumption of talks in Vienna. Will the new Iranian negotiating team accept what has been negotiated so far?
Iran’s chief negotiator did not consider his papers for the time being on Monday. “We are well prepared and very intent on entering into a new round of negotiations. We will consistently enforce our call for sanctions to be lifted.
The medium-term goal of the talks is to salvage the agreement that restricted Iran’s nuclear programme. The development of nuclear weapons must be prevented. The United States withdrew from the agreement in 2018 under then-President Donald Trump.
They revived the sanctions that seriously damaged the Iranian economy. Tehran then expanded its nuclear facilities, produced weapons-grade uranium and restricted international inspections.
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