EU views Iran's response to proposed JCPOA blueprint as 'constructive'
An official close to the talks said that Iran's position needs further study.
Sources say the EU views Iran's response to a proposed blueprint to revive the JCPOA nuclear deal as "constructive".
Last week, the EU presented a "final" text after the indirect talks between US and Iranian officials in Vienna, which lasted for four days.
On Monday, the head of the delegation of Iran at the Vienna Talks on JCPOA Bagheri Kani said the Iranian negotiating delegation focused on obtaining the necessary and reassuring guarantees that Iran will benefit economically from the nuclear agreement.
When the "final text" was presented to all parties, US and EU officials said it could not be modified and must either be accepted or the negotiations are declared a failure.
"The only way to achieve a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA is for Iran to drop further unacceptable demands that go beyond the scope of the JCPOA. We have long called these demands extraneous," - State Department Spokesperson Ned Price.
This claim was rejected by an Iranian Foreign Ministry official, according to whom "given the continuing discussions on several important issues, we are not yet at a stage where we can talk about the finalization of the text of the agreement in Vienna."
Earlier on Tuesday, Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's representative in Vienna Talks on Iran nuclear deal, considered Iran's response to the EU's proposed text reasonable, saying that the ball is now in the US court.
Tehran has proposed to enshrine guarantees for the preservation of the Iranian nuclear deal in a draft agreement to restore the deal, Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's permanent representative to the international organizations in Vienna, stated.
Late on Monday, Iran said it has sent EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell its response to the proposed text of a draft agreement to restore the Iranian nuclear deal and also expressed its opinion on the remaining issues in the talks.
The EU confirmed that it has received Iran's response to a modified text proposed by the EU in Vienna talks, saying the bloc is studying the reply with all parties involved, including the US.
US State Department Spokesperson: We briefed our allies, including the Gulf states and "Israel", on our efforts and the details of the nuclear negotiations.— IntelSky (@Intel_Sky) August 16, 2022