China: Vienna Talks are in 'final stage'
After the Vienna talks between the US and Iran started, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs announces that the talks are in the "final stage" and sees that "the acts of bullying are resolved unilaterally... by the United States."
Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that the nuclear talks between the United States and Iran are "in the final stage."
Addressing the UN-backed Conference on Disarmament, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs said that "while the nuclear talks between Iran and the United States in Vienna are in their final stage, the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran must redouble diplomatic efforts to put the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action back on track," after former US President Donald Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from it on May 8, 2018.
The Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs urged the United States and Russia to reduce their nuclear arsenals days before US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Geneva.
He believed that "the acts of bullying are resolved unilaterally... by the United States."
The US Department of Treasury subsequently announced that it would be lifting sanctions on Iranian individuals and institutions in exchange for imposing other sanctions on entities and individuals from both Yemen and Syria.
Nuclear talks in Vienna were resumed Wednesday. Mahmoud Vaezi, the Director of the Iranian presidential office, said that the Vienna talks are making good progress, stressing that "Iran will not give up any of its demands in the talks."
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had confirmed that the Americans openly announced their intention to lift sanctions on Tehran in light of the ongoing talks in Vienna, noting that "his country will continue negotiations until a final agreement is achieved."
The main differences in the talks revolve around the sanctions that the United States must lift and the steps that Iran should take to resume its commitments under the agreement, which limits its nuclear program.