New round of JCPOA talks possible: Iranian spokesman

New round of JCPOA talks possible: Iranian spokesman

It is likely that a new round of talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal will be held in the near future, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kan’ani said.

The Iranian spokesperson said at a presser on Monday that Tehran considers negotiations as the logical and rational course for reaching a comprehensive and sustainable agreement that would guarantee the Islamic Republic’s economic interests under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Referring to the serious exchange of messages in recent days, he said Iran has received a text that the European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josef Borrell has proposed on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal on the basis of the previous rounds of talks.

Iran welcomes and reacts positively to any initiative helping the achievement of an agreement, Kan’ani stated.

“Following the exchange of messages in recent weeks and the studies that were conducted on the proposed texts, it is probable that we would be able in the near future to achieve a result on setting a date for the negotiations and possibly witness a new round of negotiations,” the Iranian spokesman added.

Kan’ani emphasized that such a breakthrough will totally depend on the determination of the other side, notably the US, to show its readiness to strike a logical, rational and durable agreement and to refrain from diversionary subjects.

In July 2015, Iran signed the nuclear deal with world powers, agreeing to limit its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. However, former US president Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the agreement in May 2018 and re-imposed unilateral sanctions on Tehran, prompting the latter to abandon some of the pact’s commitments.

The talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal began in Vienna in April 2021 but were suspended in March of this year due to political differences between Tehran and Washington.

The talks resumed in late June in Qatar’s capital, Doha, after a three-month hiatus, but failed to resolve the differences.

 

 

By Tasnim News Agency