Coordination meeting between Iran, China, Russia delegates in Vienna
Russia's delegate in Vienna asserts the negotiations will resume their normal course on Monday.
Russia's delegate Mikhail Ulyanov told Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Vienna that the negotiations will resume their normal course on Monday and in the coming days.
Al Mayadeen’s delegate spoke of a coordination meeting between the heads of delegations of Iran, China, and Russia before the 4+1 meeting.
On Sunday, Iran said that European countries had failed to make constructive proposals to help restore the 2015 nuclear deal. This came after the UK said Tehran still had time to save the deal but that the chance was the last.
On the sidelines of the meeting of foreign ministers of the seven countries in Liverpool, British Foreign Minister Liz Truss, in a press statement, considered that the Vienna talks were “the last chance for Iran to come to the negotiating table” with a serious proposal.
In this context, the chief Iranian negotiator in Vienna, Ali Bagheri Kani, said in an interview with Al Mayadeen on Sunday that the negotiations during the previous days were focused on setting a framework for discussing the disputed points to speed up reaching an agreement.
Kani further asserted that Iran came to the negotiations table willingly and was not compelled in any way, which should further push the other parties to deal with the negotiations in a logical and creative fashion.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock also spoke of the need to "intensify work to reach a diplomatic solution to save the nuclear agreement," noting that "we do not have any progress” in the nuclear talks with Iran.
A senior US State Department official also said that "European countries have agreed that reaching an agreement with Iran is still possible, but time is running out."
Tehran focused on the issue of lifting sanctions, stressing that it will not accept a new agreement or undertake any commitment beyond what was stated in the original 2015 agreement.