EU says looks forward to continuing Vienna talks on JCPOA revival with Iran’s new administration

The European Union looks forward to continuing negotiations in Austria’s capital, Vienna, on bringing the Iran nuclear agreement back on track, says the spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

“We look forward to continuing the crucial negotiations about bringing the JCPOA back on track and back to full delivery,” Peter Stano told a press briefing on Thursday, referring to the 2015 historic nuclear accord by its official acronym.

Iran and the remaining signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have already held six rounds of talks in Vienna, which began after the Joe Biden administration voiced willingness to rejoin the nuclear agreement, three years after former  President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the deal and reinstated crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Negotiators took a break from the talks after Ebrahim Raeisi emerged victorious in Iran’s June presidential election, waiting for Iran’s democratic transition to take place in order for them to be able to continue the talks, as disagreements remained unresolved on key issues.