Guterres 'hopeful' for nuclear deal agreement
The UN Spokesperson gave a brief on the phone call between Secretary-General Guterres and the Iranian FM regarding the outlook toward reaching an agreement.
Stephane Dujarric, a UN spokesperson, said in a press conference on Thursday that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, in a phone call earlier in the day exchanged viewpoints on the 2015 JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) revival efforts and the Iranian nuclear program.
Dujarric added that Guterres emphasized in the call that the efforts made by all the sides involved in JCPOA revival negotiations in Vienna were of extreme importance.
Dujarric said that the nuclear NPT, too, was among the issues discussed in the phone meeting.
A reporter asked the UN spokesman if the two sides had also spoken about the IAEA questions from Iran. He said that is naturally also a part of the JCPOA.
“Many of the issues included in the JCPOA are interrelated with each other,” he said, expressing hope that the nuclear negotiations will reach an agreement.
The latest update on the Vienna talks according to EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell says most countries that are part of discussions with Iran on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal say they agree with the bloc's latest proposal as all sides wait for the United States to respond after Tehran gave its opinion on the draft.
However, that same day, Israeli media cited a security source revealing that "the United States of America has relinquished all its demands to Iran." The source explains that "the assessment is that at this stage the crystallized agreement cannot be stopped," and that "Tehran got the dream deal."