Iran says West must make necessary decisions to seal nuclear deal
Iran's chief negotiator says that in order to seal the nuclear deal, the West must make certain decisions.
Iran's chief negotiator in the Vienna Talks, Ali Bagheri Kani, called on the West to make the necessary decisions in order to seal a deal at the negotiations and allow the US to return to the JCPOA.
"No matter how close we are to the finish line, there is not necessarily a guarantee to cross it," Bagher Kani tweeted on his flight back to Tehran for consultations on the talks.
Being near the finish line is no guarantee to crossing that. It requires extra caution, much perseverance, additional creativity and balanced approach to take the last step.— علی باقریکنی (@Bagheri_Kani) February 24, 2022
To finish the job, there are certain decisions that our Western interlocutors need to take. https://t.co/OsBT6bkZaE
As Bagheri left Vienna, Behrouz Kamalvandi, the deputy head and spokesperson for Iran's Atomic Energy Organization arrived at the Austrian capital for "technical consultations" with the IAEA.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent quoted the Chinese delegate to the Vienna Talks telling reporters that the negotiations are in their last phase and that only one small step separates Iran from an agreement with Western nations.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Tehran "didn’t come to Vienna to have negotiations for negotiation's sake, but to have negotiations that result in a good agreement."
"I believe, we’ve never been so close to such a deal," he revealed.
In an interview for Euronews, Amir-Abdollahian highlighted that "we’re approaching an agreement; there are some remaining issues which are our red lines."
"So far, we’ve taken lots of initiatives and shown the required flexibility at the Vienna negotiating table," he added.
Asked about the outcomes of the nuclear deal, the Iranian minister indicated that "if the western side looks at what is going on in Vienna more realistically, in less than a few hours, we can finalize the deal."