Grossi arrives in Tehran to address outstanding nuclear negotiation issues
AEOI Spokesperson has revealed that general outstanding issues between Iran and the IAEA will be reviewed to follow up on various issues in the future.
On Saturday, Behrouz Kamalvandi, Spokesperson for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), revealed that "God willing" there will be an agreement with the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, who is in Tehran to hold talks with Iranian officials to settle the remaining issues in the nuclear talks.
Kamalvandi told state TV that general outstanding issues between Iran and the IAEA will be reviewed to follow up on various issues in the future.
The IAEA Director-General arrived in the Iranian capital to hold detailed discussions on Saturday in an effort to revive the nuclear agreement.
The AEOI announced on Friday night that Grossi had arrived in Tehran, where he was received by Behrouz Kamalvandi and other senior officials.
Grossi is scheduled to meet the head of the Iranian organization, Mohammad Eslami, and may also meet with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.
Before heading to the capital, Grossi tweeted that he would be traveling to Iran to "address outstanding questions and establish a fruitful and cooperative channel of direct dialogue."
I'm travelling to Tehran today for meetings with Iranian officials to address outstanding questions in #Iran. I hope to establish a fruitful and cooperative channel of direct dialogue so the @IAEAorg can resume essential verification activities in the country.— Rafael MarianoGrossi (@rafaelmgrossi) November 22, 2021
Grossi's last visit to Iran dates back to November, and he is expected to hold a press conference upon his return to Vienna on Saturday evening.
Borrell: We hope to reach results over the weekend
Josep Borrell, the European Union's foreign policy chief, revealed that he hoped "during this weekend we can deliver."
The British head of the negotiation delegation Stephanie Al-Qaq said European diplomats would return to their capitals soon for consultations.
“We are close. E3 negotiators leaving Vienna briefly to update ministers on state of play," she tweeted.
The US State Department yesterday announced it was "close" to an agreement, noting that "a number of difficult issues remain unsolved."
State Department Deputy Spokesperson Jalina Porter said there was “very little remaining time” to reach an agreement.
In a phone briefing, Porter told reporters, "We will not have a deal unless we resolve quickly the remaining issues."
Last month, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed that the West must take a serious and effective decision with regard to canceling the embargo and proving its true deflection from the failed policies of the previous US government.