Iran to go back to Vienna with own interests in mind
Iran and the European Union are going back and forth regarding the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran stresses that it only wants what's good for its people.
Top Iranian negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani will brief Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on Sunday.
The parliamentary committee will convene amid a stalemate in the Vienna talks that have been causing concerns mainly in the EU, which saw EU Foreign Policy chief Josep Borrell calling his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Friday.
Amir-Abdollahian recalled EU chief nuclear talks negotiator Enrique Mora's visit to Tehran during the phone call, telling Borrell that the trip saw the two diplomats reviewing various initiatives.
The Iranian Foreign Minister underlined Tehran's seriousness about reaching a strong and lasting deal in Vienna, stressing that his country had the necessary goodwill and determination to reach an agreement.
Borrell, on the other hand, emphasized Iran's initiatives during the Vienna talks. "We are now on a new path of continuing dialogue and focusing on solutions."
"We are determined to continue our efforts in constant touch with Tehran and Washington to bring their views closer together," he added.
Parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Committee spokesperson Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini underlined that Iran had the best luck on the table of negotiations and it is aiming to obtain the Iranian people's rights from a position of strength.
"The United States is trying to maintain its sanctions regime on Iran, and that is a red line to us," Abbaszadeh Meshkini added.
"If the western parties had goodwill, we would have signed the agreement in less than 24 hours [...] the ball today is in the field of the western powers, and the US must take important political decisions to revive the nuclear deal," he explained.
"We will continue throughout the negotiations with the best interest of our country at heart whether a deal is reached or not."
The Vienna talks between major powers and Iran aim to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement and return the United States to it following Washington's unilateral withdrawal in 2018 under then-President Donald Trump, who only withdrew after imposing harsh sanctions on Tehran.