Nuke talks


The new round of Vienna talks, aimed at the restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal, has been briefly paused to be continued in Vienna next week. An Iranian expert said that next round of talks to likely see more flexibility from parties. The diplomats returned to their capitals for consultations over the two proposals from the Iranian side, on which Iran has detailed its view on the procedure for lifting U.S. sanctions and the following steps to implement the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by all parties.
The Iranian negotiation team has also announced that it has prepared a third document expounding on verification of lifting sanctions and Iran’s demands for the US guarantee that the next administration would not abandon the deal again. In response to a question about the demands of the Iranian negotiating team in these proposed document.
Any sanctions that violate JCPOA regulations and all sanctions related to the nuclear deal, or imposed and reinstated under the US maximum pressure campaign, must be lifted immediately. Iran’s proposals are on the table, and the other side of the talks is supposed to provide reasonable, documented and logical responses. Although some hurdles lie ahead of the progression of recent talks, the Iranian side and other parties have argued that it is still possible to reach an agreement in the talks.
It is not expected that a dispute would be resolved in this round or the views would come closer to each other…but it will be possible for the views to come closer in future talks. The problem lies at the current negotiating table and it is in the gap in expectations. The doubling of sanctions against Iran with different labels has made things more complicated…In addition; Iran has made progress on its nuclear program and has reached an unprecedented stage. It is expected that in subsequent talks the positions (of negotiating parties) will gradually become more flexible and the parties will move away from the tenacious approach of the past.
Iran says Washington should take the first step in revival of the 2015 nuclear deal since it was the one which left the deal. The Islamic Republic of Iran will not back down from its demands for the lifting of sanctions in the process of restoration of the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Bagheri Kani said, according to the report.
The proposals made by Iran to the P4 + 1 group, comprising Britain, China, France, Russia plus Germany, in the recent Vienna negotiations are documented and logical, and therefore can be a basis for negotiations. Iran believes in the negotiations and is optimistic about the possible outcome, he said, adding that however, unconstructive behavior by some signatories in the past and repeated breaches of their commitments makes Iranians to be more careful in their moves.
After six months of hiatus in the talks, Iran and the remaining parties to the deal, with the indirect involvement of the United States, resumed their discussions to restore the deal on November 29. On Friday, diplomats from the European side of negotiations returned to their capitals for consultations on two proposals put forward by Iran, which reportedly insist on the priority of removal of all sanctions, which were imposed against Tehran by the former administration in the White House after it withdrew from the deal in 2018.