Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Vienna Talks

Russia steps up diplomacy as Vienna talks reach ‘final stage’

The Russian delegation has stepped up diplomatic activities in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, with its top negotiator holding a series of meetings with the US side and the five parties to the agreement.

Russia denies negative role in Vienna talks

The Russian embassy in Tehran has rejected comments by former Iranian MP Heshmatollah Falahat Piasheh, accusing Russia’s chief negotiator Mikhail Ulyanov of playing a negative role in the Vienna talks.

Analyst: Israel after influencing Vienna talks

A senior Iranian West Asia affairs analyst has warned that Israel is trying to affect the Vienna talks between Iran and the 4+1 group through agitation.

Iranian, Russian top negotiators hold talks in Vienna

Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani met with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Ulyanov in the Austrian capital on Saturday.

U.S. says major issues in nuclear talks remain unresolved

As the nuclear negotiations aimed at salvaging the 2015 Iran deal have reportedly reached their final stage, an American official says that major issues still remain unresolved.

As Vienna talks continue, EU calls for full implementation of JCPOA

The third action group consisting of experts from Iran and the P4+1 countries has convened a session in Vienna as part of negotiations aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA.

‘Iran wants guarantees next US govt. won’t re-impose bans’

Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow says Iran is seeking guarantees during the talks in Vienna that no sanctions will be re-imposed on the country with a future change of administration in the United States.

Intense talks underway in Vienna as West fails to offer any initiative

Intensive talks are underway in Vienna between Iran and the five other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, with the Western side still failing to put forward any meaningful initiative to speed up the process aimed at revitalizing the embattled agreement.

Report: Biden under pressure as Vienna talks resume

US President Joe Biden is in a tough spot as the Iran nuclear talks resume in Austria. The American leader is facing growing bipartisan concern that even if a deal is reached, it may be insufficient to curb Tehran's nuclear program.

Germany: Nuclear talks entering ‘final phase’

Germany’s foreign minister says nuclear negotiations are entering a “final phase”. Annalena Baerbock added, despite Israeli reservations, a return to the agreement would make the region safer.

Iran says threats to be reciprocated as US sets deadline for nuclear talks

Iran’s foreign minister has once more rejected any deadlines for the Vienna talks on the 2015 nuclear deal, after the US said the window for a deal with Iran is closing.

President Raisi: US adherence to Trump’s policies main hurdle to Vienna talks

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi says the US refusal to cease sticking to former president Donald Trump’s failed policies is the main hurdle to acceptable progress in the Vienna talks.

US says it has until end of Feb. to salvage JCPOA

Washington believes it has until the end of February to salvage the Iran nuclear agreement, otherwise the US will have to change track and launch aggressive efforts to prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, according to three administration officials. Iran has repeatedly said it will not accept any deadline, while seeking a good and prompt agreement.

Shamkhani: Divisions in US show lack of unity in Washington over deal in Vienna

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has said there are divisions within the US ruling system over its return to the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA.

Journalists rush to cover Vienna talks amid speculation of ‘final deal’

Journalists have flocked back to the Palais Hotel Coburg in Vienna, where negotiators from Iran and the P4+1 group of states have gathered for a new round of talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal.

China: Setting deadline for nuclear talks unconstructive

Beijing believes that it is not constructive to artificially set a deadline for the nuclear negotiations in Vienna, a Chinese diplomat says.

Source: Iranian diplomats in Vienna with clear agenda for talks

A source close to the Iranian negotiating team in Vienna says the delegation has consulted and coordinated with the highest-ranking decision makers of the Iranian establishment and has a clear agenda for talks in four main fields.

Iranian FM to parl.: Tehran will push for effective guarantees in Vienna

A member of the Iranian parliament’s presiding board has quoted Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdolalhain as saying that Iran will continue the Vienna talks until it obtains effective guarantees from the other sides.

Shamkhani: No Vienna agreement without US abandoning illusions

A senior Iranian security official says the US has illusions concerning the Vienna talks warning that an agreement will not materialize if those illusions persist.

US says deal with Iran ‘in sight’

The United States has announced a nuclear deal was possible with Iran but that an agreement had to be completed urgently as Tehran advances its capabilities. Iran’s foreign minister has already said Tehran seeks a good and prompt agreement in the Vienna talks.

Iran: Effective removal of sanctions needed before Vienna agreement

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says the western sides in the nuclear talks in Vienna should make serious and effective decisions on removal of anti-Iran sanctions for an agreement to emerge.

Russia: Final document on restoration of JCPOA drafted

Russia’s top negotiator Mikhail Ulyanov has warned against reckless steps that can undermine the Vienna talks aimed at reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He says a final document on the restoration of the Iran nuclear deal has already been drafted.

FM: Iran to continue efforts to reach good and prompt agreement in Vienna

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says Tehran will continue to work for “a good and even prompt agreement” during the upcoming Vienna talks, with “optimism, goodwill and seriousness.”

Russia: Nuclear talks at final stage, determination required

Nuclear talks will resume in Vienna on Tuesday, and the negotiations seem to be at the final stage, a Russia diplomat says.

Shamkhani: Any agreement in Vienna must lead to removal of sanctions

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has rejected any agreement with the P4+1 in Vienna that does not lead to the removal of anti-Iran sanctions.

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