Iran’s top negotiator in the Vienna talks on the revival of the JCPOA said the parties have agreed after intensive meetings that Iran’s views about the removal of sanctions and the nuclear issues would be included in two draft documents and be the basis for further negotiations.
As another round of discussions in Vienna comes to a close on Friday, Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Baqeri Kani said the three European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal have agreed to accept Tehran’s viewpoint as a basis for “serious, result-oriented” talks.
Briefing reporters on Friday, Baqeri Kani said the pace of reaching an agreement depends on the will of the opposite side, adding, “If the other side accepts the rational views and positions of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the new round of talks can be the last one and we can achieve a deal in the shortest possible time.”
The senior diplomat added that Iran and the P4+1 group of countries reached “two new documents for talks both on the issue of sanctions and on the nuclear issue,” referring to the bans that the US imposed on Iran after withdrawing from the deal and the retaliatory nuclear steps that Tehran took away from the accord.
He emphasized that a fresh round of Vienna talks would start in the near future based on these new texts which incorporate Iran’s viewpoints and positions, Press TV reported.
Baqeri Kani, who also serves as deputy foreign minister for political affairs, noted that given the formation of a new administration in Iran, the country’s new negotiating team had brought along its own stance and views to Vienna.
Source: Iranian media