Iran brings new proposals to the Vienna talks table
Talks continue in Vienna to reach an agreement under which the US would lift the embargo on Iran.
When presented with an offer in the Vienna talks, the Iranian negotiating team has always carefully reviewed all new offers, an informed Iranian source told IRNA on Saturday.
He also said Iran brought a bunch of proposals to the negotiation table, adding that the Islamic Republic called on the other sides to present their own.
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Tehran stressed that Washington must "put an end to its doubts," the source said, revealing that the meeting between the two parties took place in Vienna to discuss the proposals of all delegations with emphasis on the removal of US sanctions on Iran.
Iranian Supreme National Security Council chief Ali Shamkhani said Saturday on Twitter there were "options that are never removed from the table," which include Iranians attending rallies in support of the "Islamic establishment, Maintaining and strengthening Iran's peaceful nuclear capacities and defense capabilities, Regional security-making policies of Islamic Republic."
Options that are never removed from the table:— علی شمخانی (@alishamkhani_ir) February 12, 2022
Glorious presence of Iranians in ceremonies in support of the Islamic establishment,
Maintaining and strengthening #Iran's peaceful nuclear capacities and defense capabilities,
Regional security-making policies of Islamic Republic.
Iranian delegation talks with Russian, Chinese counterparts
Iranian negotiation chief Ali Bagheri Kani met Saturday with his European counterpart, Enrique Mora, his Russian counterpart Mikhail Ulyanov, and the Chinese delegation.
Met with the chief negotiator of #Iran Dr. A. Bagheri Kani. We discussed in details the way ahead at the #ViennaTalks on #JCPOA. pic.twitter.com/NdgvByapj3— Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) February 12, 2022
Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian had previously stressed that one of Tehran's main issues was firstly reaching a stage in which the country is able to sell Iranian oil with ease and without any obstacles, and secondly, depositing foreign oil earnings in Iran's banks.
Amir-Abdollahian had previously underlined 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.
Simultaneously, the US announced that an agreement in the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks in Vienna is "on the verge of being reached."
"A deal that addresses all sides' core concerns is in sight, but if it is not reached in the coming weeks, Iran's ongoing nuclear advances will make it impossible for us to return to the JCPOA," a US State Department spokesperson said on Monday.
The National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian parliament said Friday the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear deal were very different from previous ones.
A member of the committee, Brigadier General Muhammad Ismail Kawtari, expected that "negotiating directly with the United States is possible if sanctions against Iran are lifted."