Amir-Abdollahian: Ready to sign nuclear agreement if red lines are observed by the West
The Iranian Foreign Minister demands economic guarantees, and the EU's foreign policy chief says the agreement to be signed takes into account most of Iran's demands.
During a phone call with the European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Iran was ready to finalize an agreement, so long as the West accepts the remaining declared red lines.
The Iranian Foreign Minister expressed that the West's need for urgency will not prevent Iran's demand for economic guarantees before an agreement is reached.
Amir-Abdollahian declared that "when Western parties agree to take our red lines into consideration, I will be available in Vienna to sign the agreement."
On his part, the European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, expressed during the call that from the EU's point of view, most of Iran's demands were mentioned in the agreement, adding that negotiations are in progress to reach final results.
FMs presence in #ViennaTalks depends on observing #Iran redlines: @Amirabdolahian https://t.co/jDWynMdeH3 pic.twitter.com/IbWbC1m3uw— IRNA News Agency (@IrnaEnglish) March 4, 2022
Ulyanov: Final stages are near
The head of the Russian negotiation delegation, Mikhail Ulyanov, said in a statement to an IRNA correspondent Thursday that the final stages of negotiations are near and an agreement has practically been achieved.
He added, however, that several remaining issues remain unresolved, detailing that they could be resolved within 24 to 48 hours.
A very useful meeting this evening with the chief Iranian negotiator Dr. Ali Bagheri Kani. We discussed what else needs to be done to finalise the #ViennaTalks on #JCPOA. pic.twitter.com/walUU3qDtu— Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) March 3, 2022
The US State Department yesterday announced it was "close" to an agreement, noting that "a number of difficult issues remain unsolved."
State Department Deputy Spokesperson Jalina Porter said there was “very little remaining time” to reach an agreement.
In a phone briefing, Porter told reporters, "We will not have a deal unless we resolve quickly the remaining issues."
Last month, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed that the West must take a serious and effective decision with regard to canceling the embargo and proving its true deflection from the failed policies of the previous US government.