Iran top negotiator to meet European counterparts in coming days

Iran’s chief negotiator to talks aimed at potential removal of the United States’ illegal sanctions against the Islamic Republic says he is to meet with his European counterpart in the coming days.

“Following recent consultations with foreign colleagues, will meet several European counterparts in upcoming days,” Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Baqeri-Kani tweeted on Monday.

“We shall spare no effort in advancing our national interests, including removal of illegal sanctions,” he added.

The US returned the sanctions after leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a historic nuclear agreement between Iran and world countries, in 2018.

Following a year of strategic patience, Iran resorted to its legal rights stipulated in Article 26 of the JCPOA, which grants a party the right to suspend its contractual commitments in case of non-compliance by other signatories, and let go of some of the restrictions imposed on its nuclear energy program.

Iran and the remaining parties to the JCPOA have held six rounds of talks in Vienna, which began after the administration of US President Joe Biden voiced a willingness to rejoin the nuclear agreement, to examine the prospect of the sanctions’ fresh removal.

Tweeting earlier in the month, Baqeri-Kani announced that the seventh round of the talks was to go underway in the Austrian capital on November 29.

 

Source: Press TV