Iran Says Nuclear Deal Negotiations to Resume November 29 in Vienna

The talks have been stalled since June 20

On Wednesday, Iran said indirect negotiations with the US to revive the nuclear deal are set to resume in Vienna on November 29th.

On Twitter, Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Baqeri Kani said Iran and the EU “agreed to start the negotiations aiming at removal of unlawful and inhumane sanctions on 29 November in Vienna.”

The talks have been stalled since June 20th as the government of Iran’s new President Ebrahim Raisi has been reviewing the initial rounds of negotiations. Last week, Iran said it was ready to come back to the table by the end of November.

The US met Iran’s willingness to return to negotiations with skepticism, sanctions, and threats. Last Friday, the US slapped new sanctions on Iranian officials just days after Tehran said it wanted to resume talks. On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US was prepared to explore other “options” if the JCPOA was not revived and would not rule out military action as an option.

In one sign of goodwill, President Biden released a joint statement with the leaders of France, Britain, and Germany that said he is committed to returning the US to “full compliance with the JCPOA and to stay in full compliance” if Iran does the same.

The statement was an apparent response to a report from Responsible Statecraft that revealed Biden wouldn’t commit to staying in the JCPOA during his first term during the initial round of talks with Iran. Biden also refused to lift all Trump-era sanctions, forcing Tehran to negotiate limited sanctions relief.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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