WSJ: Agreement could be finalized in Vienna within 2 days
The Wall Street Journal says an agreement in the Vienna Talks could be finalized within the next couple of days, according to officials involved in the talks.
Iran, the US, and the P4+1 are close to an agreement to revive the JCPOA, despite there still being some significant hurdles that may be resolved.
The Wall Street Journal reported that an agreement may be finalized "within the next couple of days", according to officials involved in the talks.
For the White House, reaching an agreement with Iran is key to stability in West Asia, as the US is in need to devote its efforts on its current priorities, China and Russia.
The agreement would allow the US to return to the deal, which it left in 2018, and then imposed a Maximum Pressure policy on Iran, by which it enacted unilateral sanctions on the West Asian country, severely impacting trade with it.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi told his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in a phone call, that the political claims being made to keep up the pressure against Tehran undermine the probability of reaching a deal, and stressed that any agreement in Vienna must include sanctions removal, guarantees, and provide an end for pending issues and political claims.
Khatibzadeh says progress made in Vienna talks, but major issues remain stangnant
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh has expressed that if the Americans want different results in the negotiations, they should "change their policy of maximum pressure."
In a press conference on Monday, the spokesperson described all the US sanctions as inconsistent with commitments made by the US.
He noted that although the talks in Vienna have made some progress, many serious and important issues remain stagnant.