Doha may host next round of JCPOA talks
According to reports, Qatar may be the next nation to hold the next round of negotiations on the JCPOA.
During EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell's visit to Iran, Tehran and Brussels are discussing the location for the coming JCPOA talks.
According to reports, Borrell had stated that Vienna would not host the next talks.
"Talks between Iran, the United States, and European Union will not take place in Vienna because talks will not happen in US + P4+1 format," Borrell said.
The EU top diplomat explained that the talks were likely to take place "somewhere closer to the Persian Gulf," and specifically in "a country bordering the Persian Gulf."
Iranian Supreme Political Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani told EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Saturday during the latter's visit to Iran that Tehran was after a strong, reliable, and long-lasting revival of the JCPOA.
Negotiations in Vienna to lift anti-Iran sanctions have been delayed for several months. Since the commencement of the discussions, the US administration has regularly accused the other parties of stalling and impeding progress, rather than providing meaningful proposals to move the talks forward.
Previously, Iranian Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian had said that had the US dealt "realistically" during the last round of talks in Vienna, the member states would have been closer than ever to signing an accord.
The International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors adopted in early June a draft resolution submitted by the US and the E3, criticizing Iran for what they claim were incomplete answers given to the IAEA on uranium traces at "undeclared sites". These claims were quickly refuted by the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, who said that Iran has neither secret or unwritten nuclear activities nor unreported nuclear sites.
Following that report, Iran abandoned all commitments beyond the Safeguards Agreement in response to the IAEA's Board of Governors' adoption of an anti-Iran resolution, an Iranian lawmaker revealed, condemning the resolution passed by the agency.