October 17, 2021

The European Union (EU) says Iran’s nuclear talks will resume within a reasonable period of time.


EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell said on Thursday that stalled talks between Iran and world powers to restore the 2015 nuclear deal would resume “soon”, while Tehran said it would resume the previous round of talks. Reviewing

Addressing a news conference in Doha, Qatar Borel. In Vienna, he was referring to indirect talks between Tehran and Washington that began in April and were postponed two days after the hardline cleric. Ibrahim Raeesi Won IranPresidential elections in June

Borrell said in comments translated into Arabic by Al Jazeera television that he believed the talks were aimed at bringing Tehran and Washington back in full compliance with the agreement, which would resume “within an acceptable period.” ۔

Tehran has been in power since former US President Donald Trump ended the deal three years ago and reimposed sanctions on Iran. Reconstruction of enriched uranium reserves, Enriching it with high levels of crop purity and installing modern centrifuges to speed up production.

President Joe Biden’s goal is to restore the agreement, but the parties do not agree on what action is needed and when, the key issues are which nuclear limits Tehran will accept and which sanctions Washington will lift.

Western powers have called on Iran to return to talks, saying time is running out as Tehran’s nuclear program goes beyond the terms of the agreement.

Tehran says its nuclear program could change if Washington lifts all sanctions. Iranian and Western officials say many issues remain to be resolved before the agreement can be resumed.

‘Will definitely return’

Echoing Iran’s official position, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry told Le Monde newspaper that “Iran has come to the conclusion that we will definitely return to nuclear talks in Vienna.”

Saeed Khatibzada added that Iran would not waste an hour returning to the Vienna talks after the Raeesi government re-examined the sixth round of nuclear talks.

“The Biden administration must ultimately make a decision: either it wants to preserve Trump’s legacy or it wants to build Biden. It’s a purely political decision.” “.

Despite the need for Iran to stabilize its economy through negotiations to lift US sanctions, insiders expect the president to take a hard line when the Vienna talks resume.

European Officials say they are committed to maintaining unity between the parties involved in the nuclear talks – China, France, Russia, Britain, Germany and the United States – but are increasingly frustrated with China’s role and want Beijing to be closer to them. Demonstrate greater influence through relationships. With Tehran

“We are counting on China to use the most convincing arguments in our talks with Tehran,” French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anne Claire Legendary said in a daily briefing on Thursday.

US and European officials told Reuters on Tuesday that Washington had approached China diplomatically to reduce its purchases of crude oil from Iran.

Asked about this, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Wednesday: “We strongly oppose any unilateral sanctions, and urge the United States to expel third-party institutions and individuals as soon as possible. Eliminate so-called ‘long-range jurisdiction’. “



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