Iranian sources to Al Mayadeen: Vienna negotiations active again
Sources close to the Iranian delegation in Vienna tell Al Mayadeen that it's still too early to say that a deal is near.
Sources close to the Iranian delegation in the Vienna Talks said on Friday that the Vienna talks to revive the JCPOA have again picked up pace.
The sources added, in their statement to Al Mayadeen, that it's too soon to say "that we are close to reaching a deal," noting that this still needs a lot of discussion.
They further said that the Europeans are in a hurry to reach a deal because of the crisis they are going through, brought on by the war in Ukraine, and their desperate need for Iranian gas and oil.
Borrell: Talks de-blocked
On Friday, the European Union's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said he is hopeful that delayed talks with Iran over the nuclear program can produce an agreement.
Talks between Tehran and world powers have been deadlocked over Iran's demand for the US to lift the IRGC from the US terror list.
Borrell, speaking on the sidelines of a G7 meeting in Germany, said that an EU envoy visited Tehran this week for negotiations that went "better than expected."
“The negotiations have been stalled for two months due to this disagreement about what to do with the Revolutionary Guard [Islamic Revolution's Guard Corps],” Borrell said.
“These kinds of things cannot be solved overnight, but let’s say the negotiations were blocked and they have been deblocked,” he added. “Which means there is a perspective of reaching agreement.”