Borrell, in Tehran, says Iran nuclear talks will resume soon

Talks aimed at reviving the nearly-defunct Iran nuclear deal will resume in coming days, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Saturday at the close of a visit to Tehran where he met with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian.

“I am very happy, as Minister has said, and thank you for that Minister, that we will resume the talks on the JCPOA in the coming days,” Borrell said, according to a transcript published by his office.

While Amirabdollahian confirmed Borrell’s remarks, previous declarations that talks would resume have proved overly optimistic. The negotiations are aimed at restoring compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which U.S. President Donald Trump unilaterally abandoned in 2018. Since then, Iran has backed away from its commitments under the agreement, which was intended to prevent the country from developing a nuclear weapon.

“The coming days means the coming days,” Borrell said. “I mean quickly, immediately. And so, we are going to break this stalemate and stop this escalation process in which we were.”

Borrell is the coordinator of the negotiations, but to break the deadlock requires agreement between Tehran and Washington, which has so far proved elusive.



Source by [author_name]

Latest

EU countries given go-ahead for monkeypox vaccine dose-sparing

The European Medicines Agency has given the green light for countries to carry out a dose-sparing strategy as limited supplies of the monkeypox vaccine...

Algae toxins suspected of killing fish in Oder River

Research groups and laboratories investigating what killed thousands of fish in the Oder River running between Poland and Germany are pointing at algae toxins. "The...

Cyprus and Greece oppose ban on Russian tourist visas

Press play to listen to this article Cyprus and Greece are rallying behind Germany in opposing a block on visas for Russian tourists wanting to...