Negotiations to restore the Iran nuclear deal in Vienna have made “relatively satisfactory progress,” Iranian negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani said on Thursday.
“Some written changes on the lifting of sanctions were established between the two parties and relatively satisfactory progress has been made over the first days of the eighth round of negotiations,” Bagheri Kani said.
After talks concluded on Thursday, Russia’s envoy in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, said the negotiations are now on a brief new year’s pause and will resume on January 3rd.
When the negotiations restarted at the end of November, the US demanded that Iran accept a draft agreement reached with the previous Iranian government. But Tehran wants more sanctions relief and submitted new draft proposals. Bagheri Kani said the focus of the talks has been on sanctions relief.
“The discussions focused mainly on the lifting of sanctions,” he said. “We hope that after a few days of pause, more serious work will continue on the question of lifting sanctions.”
Earlier this week, the US and its European allies warned time was running out to reach an agreement. State Department spokesman Ned Price cautioned against optimistic comments from Iran and said it was still too soon to tell if Iran was taking a “constructive” approach. The UK, France, and Germany released a joint statement warning there were only “weeks” left the revive the JCPOA.
14 thoughts on “Iran Says Nuclear Deal Talks Have Made ‘Satisfactory Progress’”
An entire article without discussing Israel’s point of view on the issue. So, nothing to read here.
You crack me up. With all this extra time, I am going to polish my nails…
I guess Dave forgot to mention that in his article…! But don’t blame him…The new year is around the corner, it is holidays and people like to drink and celebrate…!
All meaningless. Biden is not capable of rejoining the JCPOA and never intended to. It was just another campaign lie.
I worry that Iran may be making a mistake by negotiating. When the US backed out of the deal, Iran had a superior moral position. By negotiating with untrustworthy Imperial Washington, they may be losing their moral advantage. Any new deal will eventually be violated by the US side.
Everyone is trying to game the other guy.
Except Iran was in full compliance and wasn’t “gaming” anyone. The other signatories can’t say the same. Trump kissing Israel’s ass precipitated the gaming
Every time I re-read this post, I get a total visual on Trump’s ass-kissing. It is entirely unpleasant. yuck!
Sorry Donna. Now you made me get a visual. Double yuck!!
I don’t think anyone is bothering to game the US. That is hopeless. If Iran is gaming anything, it is the Iranian connections elsewhere.
Iran’s behavior was aimed at China and Russia, not the US or EU.
Those two are not “moral” but they do have requirements for their own interests. Those explain Iran’s actions.
Who say Israel is trouble maker! They are just looking after Israel’s higher interest with muted complicity from America, shooting demonstrating children and get away with it is new norm,sabotaging Iran nuclear facilities and saying ; Neither confirmed nor deny ” or assassinating high ranking general with smirk on face of Netenyahu,all is good and keeping American public ignorant is good for America,
What else can he say? “The war is on?”
It does not matter what the EU says now. They lost any influence when they caved in to US sanctions despite their own vast promises not to do so.
Now all that matters is the attitudes of China and Russia. Iran will be moderate as long as it can make progress with them.
The world is splitting. The US no longer participates in the economy of much of the world. It has turned away, calling that sanctions. So many have been sanctioned that they now are a separate world economy, and it is developing rapidly, with further sanctions on Russia and China likely to complete that work.
US: Surrender or die!
EU: Surrender or die?
Iran: The refreshments and accommodations here in Vienna are excellent! Vienna in the winter looks so charming.
… too bad about the sour company…
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