Technical talks with Iran ongoing in parallel to Vienna talks to revive JCPOA: IAEA chief

The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says talks on the technical aspects of Iran’s peaceful nuclear program are going on in the Austrian capital, Vienna, in parallel to political talks on the revival of a landmark nuclear deal clinched by Tehran and world powers in 2015.

“We are in the midst of technical talks with Iran parallel to the ongoing political talks in the Austrian capital,” Rafael Grossi told reporters on Monday.

Representatives of Iran and the other five signatories to the nuclear agreement — Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China — have been engaged in the Vienna process since early April with the purpose of finding ways to bring the United States back to the JCPOA and prepare the ground for its full implementation.