Nuclear Deal (JCPOA)
The latest news and views about the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
The meeting of the Joint Commission of the Iran nuclear deal has begun in Vienna with the Iranian negotiator voicing optimism about the outcome of the talks.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri has held talks with the EU’s Deputy Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora in Vienna. This is Bagheri’s second meeting before the session of the joint commission of the nuclear deal.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has said the Islamic Republic will not accept anything beyond the 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA, during sanctions removal talks in Vienna.
Iran’s foreign minister says guarantees on the removal of anti-Tehran sanctions and its verification are top on our agenda in the new round of Vienna talks scheduled to begin Monday.
The Iranian negotiating team in Vienna has rejected any “fake deadline” for the talks, a source says, stressing that the outcome hinges on how other parties approach the discussions.
Iran's atomic chief says the Islamic Republic will not enrich uranium beyond the current 60% purity even if negotiations with the P4+1 group in Vienna fail to produce an agreement, and sanctions imposed by the United States remain in place.
Tehran does not intend to exceed the 60% level of uranium enrichment even if the parties to the negotiations in Vienna do not come to an agreement and the United States does not lift its sanctions, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) says.
China says the US, as the culprit of the Iranian nuclear crisis, should overhaul its erroneous policy of “maximum pressure” on Iran, and “lift all illegal sanctions” on Tehran.
Russia’s ambassador to international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Olyanov has welcomed a decision to resume the Vienna talks between Iran and the P4+1 group of countries next week.
Referring to Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Russia’s representative in Vienna talks says the decision to pull out from the landmark agreement was like shooting in one of the US legs.
There are only "some weeks" left to revive the nuclear deal with Iran if it continues its nuclear activities at the current pace, US negotiator Rob Malley says. Iran says an agreement to revive the nuclear deal is within reach, adding this depends on the goodwill of the United States to lift the anti-Tehran sanctions.
Informed sources say the US and European parties to the Vienna talks have suitable exchanges during the negotiations but tell media that the talks are not going forward and blame Iran, a Tehran-based newspaper reports.
The Russian envoy to the Vienna talks aimed at lifting the anti-Iran US sanctions says the way is now open to revise the existing documents.
Iranian daily Jomhouri-e Eslami has warned that some in the country feel that the progress of talks in Vienna is jeopardizing their interests, while some others want the negotiations to produce results at any cost.
An Iranian newspaper says Tehran can never have complete trust in the three European countries in the Vienna talks.
Al-Jazeera has corrected its earlier report which suggested Tehran and Washington had got closer to reaching an agreement on the lifting of anti-Tehran sanctions.
Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator to Vienna talks says Tehran and Washington are closer, than ever, to reaching an agreement on the lifting of sanctions imposed by the US against Iran.
Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and chief nuclear negotiator in Vienna talks, says the P4+1 group of countries has agreed to continue negotiations based on Tehran’s proposals.