Borrell: Nuclear agreement with Iran “very close”
In the Doha Forum, the EU's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell says the agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear status is very close to being reached.
Top EU diplomat Josep Borrell said, on Saturday, that Iran and world powers are "very close" to reviving their 2015 nuclear deal.
In an address to the Doha Forum international conference, Borrell added that the nuclear talks were on the verge of a breakthrough until Russia made a last-minute demand of the US, insisting that sanctions imposed on Moscow for its war in Ukraine should not affect its trade with Iran.
Commenting on this issue, Russia said that claims that it dominates the negotiations to restore the nuclear agreement with Iran are nonsense.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow had requested written guarantees from the United States that sanctions against Russia would not interfere with its cooperation with Iran after the restoration of the JCPOA.
Borrell’s remarks came just one day after Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian affirms that “we are approaching the point of consensus in the nuclear talks, but what is important for us is how sanctions will be lifted as well as guarantees.”
Amir-Abdollahian added, in an exclusive interview with Al Mayadeen, that all parties in the region will win if an agreement is reached in Vienna.
It is worth mentioning that EU deputy foreign policy Chief Enrique Mora, who is also the coordinator of the Vienna Talks, will travel to Iran for talks on the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.