EU Lead Negotiator Meets Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister in Tehran
The EU envoy charged with coordinating talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal, Enrique Mora, met Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani in Tehran on Thursday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.
Talks are underway between the EU's lead negotiator charged with Iran's nuclear issue, Enrique Mora, and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani, who is in charge of the dossier, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
The Ministry said that bilateral, regional and international issues are on the agenda. More specifically, Iran-EU relations, Afghanistan, and negotiations to lift the unilateral sanctions imposed on Iran will be discussed.
It had announced on Wednesday that Spanish diplomat, Enrique Mora, will visit Tehran on Thursday amid Western pressure to stimulate Iran's return to the talks which have been on hold for months.
The talks come a day after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned of “other options” if diplomacy fails, as his visiting Israeli counterpart reserved the right to use force.
Six rounds of talks had been conducted between Iran and the P4+1 group, comprising France, the UK, Russia, China, and Germany, with indirect talks with the US, between April and June 2021. All work in attempt to revive the nuclear deal.
Israeli Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid, announced during a joint press conference with his US counterpart in Washington, that “Israel reserves the right to act at any given moment in any way” against Iran.
On his part, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reiterated the US administration’s support for a “diplomatic path” to resolve concerns about Iran’s nuclear programme.
The director of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, stressed his country's commitment to the peacefulness of its nuclear program, noting that Tehran has adopted steps to achieve these goals.