Iran FM spokesperson says Doha talks still ongoing
The Iranian Foreign Ministry refutes earlier media claims and clarifies the status of the Doha talks.
The talks in Doha had been planned for two days and will continue, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson.
In response to a reporter's question about a report published earlier today by an Iranian media outlet on the end of the Doha talks, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanani said, "The two-day talks have not yet ended, and another meeting will be held this evening between Bagheri, the Islamic Republic of Iran's lead negotiator, and Enrique Mora, the European coordinator of the talks."
The spokesman added, "The talks in Doha were planned for two days from the beginning, and during yesterday's and today's consultations the parties exchanged their proposals and views on the remaining issues."
"The two-day Doha talks are being held in a professional and serious environment," Kanani stressed.
Earlier today, Iranian news agency Tasnim reported that the two-day round of talks on the nuclear deal have come to a conclusion. The talks were indirectly held between Washington and Iran with mediation from Europe in the Qatari capital, Doha. However, the talks ended without much progress, the Iranian news outlet reported.
According to well-informed sources, as quoted by Tasnim, the talks have concluded in Doha without much progress due to Washington's "insistence on its positions that do not take into account Iranian interests," explaining that "during negotiations yesterday and today, Iran reiterated that a firm agreement was reached."
The American side kept insisting on its text in the 7th round of talks in Vienna, which blocked Iran from enjoying the economic benefits of the agreement.
"Due to the weakness of the Biden administration and its inability to make a final decision, the Doha meeting did not have a significant impact on the progress of negotiations," they said, noting that the US is seeking to revive the nuclear agreement only to limit Iran's nuclear capabilities.