Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Vienna Talks

E3 cautions Iran nuclear deal could collapse on Russian demands

France, Britain and Germany warned Russia on Saturday that the demands to have its trade guaranteed with Iran risked the collapse of an almost-completed nuclear deal.

Advisor: US opposition to lifting sanctions key sticking point in Vianna talks

An advisor to the Iranian negotiating team in Vienna says the key impediment to progress in the talks is the United States’ refusal to remove all sanctions imposed on Tehran.

EU’s Mora: Delegates ‘almost there’ on reaching agreement in Vienna

The European Union’s representative in Vienna says the negotiating parties are “almost there” on reaching an agreement aimed at revitalizing the 2015 nuclear accord, after a pause was announced in the discussions.

Iran: Vienna talks pause to serve as momentum to resolve issues

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says a pause that has been announced in the Vienna talks could serve as a momentum for resolving all remaining issues and mark a final return to the negotiating table to revive the Iran nuclear deal, JCPOA.

US says Iran nuclear deal “close”, end of talks challenging

The White House announced the United States would continue to have diplomatic talks with Iran about a nuclear deal, and that parties to the Vienna negotiations are close to reaching an agreement.

EU says pause in nuclear talks needed, citing “external factors”

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says a pause in the Vienna negotiations, aimed at saving the Iran nuclear deal, is needed due to "external factors".

Source: US sabotaging Iran economic benefits from sanctions removal

A source familiar with the Vienna talks says the US sabotage of Iran’s economic benefits from the termination of sanctions is the main reason for the stalemate in the Vienna talks.

In Vienna, Iran not to retreat from red lines: Raisi

President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran reassures that his administration has been fully adhering to the framework and red lines set by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei while pursuing the negotiations in Vienna on a possible revival of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Source: 3 to 4 outstanding issues remain unresolved in Vienna talks

An informed source says there are between three to four outstanding issues that still need to be resolved during the negotiations in Vienna on a possible restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal, criticizing the US for dragging its feet on addressing the differences.

Iran: Vienna talks getting knottier as US fails to take political decision

Iran’s top security official says the talks underway in Vienna on a possible revitalization of the 2015 nuclear deal are “getting knottier by the hour” as the United States fails to take the necessary political decisions.

Iranian MP: Iran’s red lines being observed in Vienna talks

The deputy chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has ruled out any concern over the Vienna talks, saying Iran’s negotiating team respects the red lines of the country.

Source: Vienna talks awaiting US decision

A source close to the Iranian negotiating team in Vienna says the sanctions removal talks are awaiting a decision by the US.

EU’s Mora says time for “political decision” over nuclear talks

European Union deputy foreign policy chief Enrique Mora says "political decisions" need to be made in the coming days to end the Vienna negotiations aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal.

Shamkhani criticizes Washington’s delay in making political decision in Vienna talks

Iran’s top security official says the prospect of an agreement in the Vienna talks remains unclear because the United States is delaying a necessary political decision.

Shamkhani: Iran seeks prompt achievements in Vienna talks

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council says Tehran is considering putting forth initiatives to speed up the achievement of results in the Vienna talks.

Advisor: Vienna talks not over; Iran awaits response from Russia, US

An advisor to Iran’s negotiating team says the Vienna talks “aren’t over anyway,” with Tehran waiting for Russia’s clarifications over its requests from the US and for Washington to respond to the Islamic Republic’s “key demands” in the process.

Iranian MP: Iran to sign deal in Vienna only after resolution of differences

A member of the Iranian Parliament’s Foreign Policy and National Security Commission says the draft of the agreement between Iran and the P4+1 group is ready but a couple of differences remain.

Keyhan newspaper: Iran should not let US dodge obligation to lift all sanctions

Hossein Shariatmadari, editor-in-chief of the influential Iranian newspaper Keyhan, has said in a commentary that Iran should not let the US dodge its obligation to lift sanctions against the Islamic Republic during the nuclear talks in Vienna.

Russian envoy hails Iranian delegation for fierce defense of national interests

Russia's ambassador to international organizations and its chief negotiator in the Vienna talks Mikhail Ulyanov says that the text of the agreement between Iran and the P4+1 group has been finalized but several other issues need to be resolved.

Iran urges IAEA not to be swayed by political considerations

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says political influence and lobbying should not affect the agency’s decisions.

Source: Three issues unresolved in Vienna besides safeguards matters

An informed source says there are still three unresolved issues between Iran and the P4+1 group in addition to outstanding safeguards matters, in the Vienna talks.

Iranian MP: US, West making mischief, delaying deal in Vienna

An Iranian lawmaker says the talks in Vienna on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal was making progress well until recently, but the Western sides have turned “uncompromising” and been making mischief in the process over the past few days.

EU’s Borrell: Vienna talks making progress, heading for deal

The European foreign policy chief says Vienna talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal are headed for a final deal.

US says nuclear deal close, some issues still ‘unsolved’

An American official has stated the remaining parties to the Vienna talks are close to a possible nuclear deal, but a number of difficult issues still remain unsolved.

Iran: Vienna talks ongoing; all parties focused on final key steps

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says talks between Iran and the P4+1 are still ongoing in the Austrian capital Vienna.

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