Vienna talks resume, Lavrov and Amir-Abdollahian discuss joint action plan
After a two-day pause, the meetings in Vienna between the Iranian and European delegations resumed.
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed by phone with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian the situation on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program, in the context of the eighth round of negotiations, which resumed in Vienna, on restoring the full implementation of the nuclear agreement, which is approved by the UN Security Council.
On the upcoming meeting between Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Khatibzadeh confirmed that "Raisi will hold a detailed meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow."
The Iranian Spokesperson revealed that "there are various issues in the fields of culture, politics, and technology on the agenda."
Vienna talks between Iran and heads of European delegations resume
After a two-day hiatus, meetings resumed in Vienna this evening, Monday, between the head of the Iranian delegation, Ali Bagheri Kani, and the heads of European delegations, after the delegations' return to their capitals to consult with the relevant authorities.
Meetings are expected to be active at various levels during the next few days to tackle details regarding issues that have not yet been solved, with emphasis on the mechanisms that could lift the US embargo and their impact on the Iranian economy.
They are meant to also investigate the verification period for the lifting of sanctions, the fate of centrifuges, and the quantities of uranium enrichment, which was recognized at 3.6% in 2015.
Official meetings resumed Monday morning in Vienna, and under the agreement reached in the eighth round of nuclear negotiations, the chief negotiators of the Islamic Republic of Iran and three European countries returned to their capitals last Friday for consultations.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed this morning that there are "four basic drafts being discussed in Vienna," noting that "a large part of the dispute has been resolved."
Al Mayadeen’s delegate to Vienna said, “There is a link between verifying the issue of lifting sanctions and the issue of centrifuges," explaining that “in the event of a solution to the centrifuge complex, an agreement could be possible.”
The chief Iranian negotiator in the talks with the 4 + 1 group, Ali Bagheri Kani, left Tehran on Monday morning, heading to the Austrian capital, Vienna, to proceed with the consultations.
During his two-day stay in Tehran, the chief negotiator held coordination meetings with all officials involved in the nuclear negotiations.