Information suggest high chances of a deal in Vienna: Al Mayadeen
Al Mayadeen's correspondent says information suggest that there are high chances that a deal will be reached soon in the Vienna Talks.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported that information from more than one source suggest a deal will be reached soon in the Vienna Talks.
According to the Russian delegate, Mikhail Ulyanov, the Vienna Talks "are almost over", and two issues remain outstanding, which can be resolved in the next 24 to 48 hours.
A very useful meeting this evening with the chief Iranian negotiator Dr. Ali Bagheri Kani. We discussed what else needs to be done to finalise the #ViennaTalks on #JCPOA. pic.twitter.com/walUU3qDtu— Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) March 3, 2022
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh commented on the talks saying that they are still ongoing: "no one can say that the deal is done until all outstanding remaining issues are resolved. Extra efforts needed," Khatibzadeh tweeted.
The Iranian delegation's advisor in Vienna Mohammad Marandi also tweeted saying that after 11 months of talks, it's only natural that an agreement would be close.
It is only natural to be close to the final agreement after 11 months of long and difficult talks. However, it requires an extra effort to resolve a couple of important remaining issues, before one can say the negotiations are done.— Seyed Mohammad Marandi (@s_m_marandi) March 3, 2022
Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. pic.twitter.com/oZSptayvO9
Iran's lead negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, held on Thursday a bilateral meeting with the EU's coordinator for the talks, Enrique Mora, which took place amid intense negotiations between the Iranian delegation and other parties to the nuclear deal, in order to resolve remaining issues.
Bagheri Kani also met with delegate from the E3 (France, Germany and the UK) yesterday, and conducted talks with Mora as well.
The Vienna talks between Iran and the remaining JCPOA parties began in April on the assumption that the US, under the Joe Biden administration, is willing to reverse the so-called maximum pressure policy pursued by former President Donald Trump against Tehran.
Iran has stated that it will not accept anything less than the complete removal of all US sanctions in a verifiable manner. It also wants assurances that Washington will not withdraw from the agreement again.