Vienna talks should not be resumed from scratch: Russian envoy

A ranking Russian diplomat asserts that, despite the hiatus that was brought about in the Vienna nuclear talks, the negotiations should not go back to day one.

“This is very important! We should not resume the Vienna talks on JCPOA from scratch,” Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s ambassador to the international organizations in Vienna, tweeted on Monday.

“During the previous six rounds of negotiations significant and very useful progress has been achieved,” he added.

By the JCPOA, the Russian official was referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name of the nuclear deal that came about between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries — the United States, the UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany — in Vienna in 2015. The accord lifted nuclear-related sanctions against Iran in exchange for the Islamic Republic’s enacting some voluntary restrictions in its peaceful nuclear energy program.


Source: Press TV

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