Speaking to Reuters, Iran’s deputy nuclear negotiator Ali Baqeri says that Iran is ready and willing for a new round of nuclear talks with the P5+1, reiterating hopes for substantive negotiations.
Baqeri says that they are simply waiting for the European Union to call and set up a date and location for the next round, after the April 6 Almaty meeting ended fairly quickly in failure.
Iran offered a far-reaching proposal in that meeting, seeking to bypass the gruelingly slow talks and demands for “confidence building” in favor of a full, permanent settlement. The offer was quickly rejected.
Since then there has been no indication of when the next round of talks will be held, though US officials have emphasized that there is a “limited” time for negotiations to take place, and Israel has been seeking a specific ultimatum date for starting a war.
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