Russia’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov says his team had a “very useful” discussion with the US side in Vienna on the full restoration of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
In a tweet on Thursday, Ulyanov said the Russian and American teams had a “detailed and very useful discussion on major topics, which are under consideration in the course of ongoing talks in Vienna” with the aim of reviving the US-abandoned deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Met again with the #US Special Envoy for #Iran Mr. Robert Malley together with our teams. We had a detailed and very useful discussion on major topics which are under consideration in the course of on-going talks in Vienna on full restoration of the #JCPOA. pic.twitter.com/4WAjaA8UzR
— Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) April 29, 2021
The US, under former President Donald Trump, exited the JCPOA in 2018 and began to put enormous pressure on Tehran by imposing heavy economic sanctions.
The Vienna talks, which began early this month, aim at bringing the US and other signatories to the deal into full compliance with the deal.
Ulyanov said via Twitter on Wednesday that the two working groups formed within the JCPOA Joint Commission format earlier this month continued considerations of measures to be taken by Washington and Tehran in order to restore the deal.
He added that the third working group on practical arrangements for the implementation of the agreement met earlier in the day for the first time.