Iranian Foreign Ministry: Vienna Talks End Nearing
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says "all sides are nearing the end of the Vienna talks," and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirms that they are "approaching a possible agreement."
"Given the progress that has been made, it can be assessed that all sides are nearing the end of the Vienna talks," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a press conference on Monday.
Khatibzadeh added, "We have come a long way, but this will not be an easy path. We hope that the other parties will be able to make their own decisions, in which case we too can reach an agreement that will be to everyone's liking.”
Similarly, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif affirmed that the ongoing Vienna negotiations within the framework of the Joint Committee on the Nuclear Deal "have approached the framework of a possible agreement to lift the US illegal sanctions."
This came as part of a report Zarif sent to the Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Vahid Jalalzadeh.
On the 20th of last month, the Political Deputy at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araqchi confirmed that the two sides of the negotiations are closer to reaching an agreement. Araqchi called on the other parties to take their final decisions in the Vienna negotiations "because the scene of negotiations and a possible agreement is quite clear.”
The Austrian capital, Vienna, has been hosting the meetings of the Nuclear Agreement Committee since last April, to try to revive the Agreement, which was signed in 2015, between Iran and the P5+1 (the 5 permanent members of the Security Council: America, Russia, China, Britain, and France, in addition to Germany).