Nuclear deal with Iran 'possible': EU
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says following a meeting with EU foreign ministers there is a more positive atmosphere on the talks than there was in the previous round.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Friday a renewed deal with Iran on its nuclear program was still "possible" as the Vienna talks advance in a "better atmosphere."
"We're arriving at the end of a long process... there's a better atmosphere since Christmas - Before Christmas, I was very pessimistic. Today I believe reaching an accord is possible," he said following an EU meeting at the ministerial level.
The heads of the delegations participating in the talks will be returning to their countries today, where they will spend their weekend, while the technical teams continue holding meetings, Al Mayadeen correspondent to Vienna reported.
Earlier today, US State Secretary Antony Blinken commented on the Vienna talks. There are still a few weeks left "to see if we can get back to mutual compliance," he said.
Reviving the JCPOA "would be the best result for America's security," he declared. "But if we can't, we are looking at other steps, other options" with allies including in Europe and West Asia.
The Vienna talks restarted in early January, with Iranian delegate Ali Bagheri Kani arriving at Vienna on January 3.