Bagheri Kani Presents Two Drafts On Sanctions Removal and Nuclear Commitment
Al Mayadeen's Vienna correspondent says that the statement of the IAEA Director General shows that the talks are proceeding on the right path
Grossi's statement indicates that the Vienna talks are on the right track, Al Mayadeen's correspondent to Vienna reported Thursday, noting that "today's meetings were dedicated to studying the future of the 7th round of the talks."
IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi denied an Axios report that claimed Iran was preparing to enrich to 90% (weapons-grade uranium).
Grossi told France 24 "There is no 90% enrichment at the moment in the Islamic Republic of Iran. You have enrichment at 5%, you have enrichment at 20%, you have enrichment of 60%... but we don’t have any information about 90% enrichment."
A European diplomat gave Thursday the EU two drafts on sanctions removal and nuclear commitments. Iranian media also reported that Iran's lead negotiator, Bagheri Kani, will meet Grossi in Vienna on Thursday.
Vienna Talks Proceeding with Seriousness
Iranian foreign minister Hossein AmirAbdollahian said Wednesday the talks were proceeding with seriousness, with sanctions removal as the fundamental priority.
#ViennaTalks proceeding with seriousness and sanctions removal as fundamental priority.— H.Amirabdollahian امیرعبداللهیان (@Amirabdolahian) December 1, 2021
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Al Mayadeen's Vienna correspondent had also reported that talks in yesterday's session focused on the Iran nuclear program and enrichment level, noting that "Iran's message was clear that nuclear activity will not be put on hold during negotiations."
He added that the US attempted to pressure the EU so that Iran would present a plan on its nuclear program.