Renewed Vienna negotiations may be underway - Iranian official
A new round of talks may be held in the coming days.
A member of the Iranian Parliament's National Security Committee, Yaqoub Rezazadeh, revealed that a new round of nuclear negotiations is likely to be held in Vienna soon.
"In the past few days, members of the National Security Committee held meetings with Ali Bagheri Kani, head of the Iranian nuclear negotiating team - in light of the European parties' efforts to reach a conclusion for the JCPOA negotiations, a new round of negotiations will be held in the coming days," Rezazadeh said.
On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian discussed by phone with his Qatari counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, bilateral relations and the latest developments regarding nuclear talks, according to a statement from the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
On Friday, Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reaffirmed on Friday Tehran’s willingness to strike a good and strong agreement in talks for lifting the sanctions and resurrecting the JCPOA negotiations.
During a meeting held in Tehran on Thursday with foreign officers serving at the diplomatic missions of Iran abroad, Amir-Abdollahian discussed the latest developments in the negotiations for the termination of sanctions and revival of the JCPOA deal.
He also pointed out the Foreign Ministry’s intention on furthering cooperation on economic diplomacy, naming it a primary focus of the country’s foreign policy agenda.
He likewise highlighted the potential and capabilities of the Iranian expatriate community in assuming key positions within consular, cultural, and social affairs.
The JCPOA was signed in 2015 in the presence of Iran with several other powerful nations, namely the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany) and the EU nations.