Iran's chief negotiator: We are closer than ever to an agreement in Vienna
Iran's chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani has urged negotiators to start taking serious decisions.
"After weeks of intensive talks, we are closer than ever to an agreement," Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, said on Wednesday. "Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, though."
He urged the negotiating partners to "be realistic, avoid stubbornness, and stick to the lessons of the past four years", stressing the need for serious decisions.
After a 10-day hiatus, indirect negotiations between Iran and the US on resurrecting the shattered accord resumed last week.
After weeks of intensive talks, we are closer than ever to an agreement; nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, though.— علی باقریکنی (@Bagheri_Kani) February 16, 2022
Our negotiating partners need to be realistic, avoid intransigence and heed lessons of past 4yrs.
Time for their serious decisions. https://t.co/kRnSte9Bzu
For his part, the advisor to the Iranian delegation, Mohammad Marandi, said in a tweet: "We are approaching an agreement in Vienna. However, there are some issues remaining that need a US/E3 decision. It's possible that a deal can be reached within days."
We are approaching an agreement in Vienna. However, there are some issues remaining that need a US/E3 decision. It's possible that a deal can be reached within days. pic.twitter.com/yO7SjJfqlT— Seyed Mohammad Marandi (@s_m_marandi) February 16, 2022
In the same context, Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Vienna, quoting sources from the Iranian delegation, stated that he denied a direct meeting with a top US figure.
The former Iranian diplomat, Amir Mousavi, commented on the Vienna Talks, saying that there are indications of an agreement soon.
Mousavi told Al Mayadeen through the Al-Mashhadiya program, that "all kinds of sanctions have been imposed on Iran for 40 years without achieving any goals."
Earlier, China's representative to the Vienna talks, Wang Qun, underlined that the negotiations are now in their final stages, hoping that steps toward the final agreement will be achieved.
The Chinese delegate affirmed that the negotiations are a step away from the final agreement, noting that this is what all sides are striving for.
Qun praised Iran's "enormous" efforts and highlighted that Tehran has been taking a very straightforward approach in the negotiations, and its representatives have put everything on the table.