Iran Wants Urgent New Meeting on Nuclear Talks

Officials want face-to-face meetings

Iranian officials rarely appear in a rush in the ongoing Vienna talks, but today have called for “urgent” new meetings to revive the process, saying it is time to decide on face-to-face meetings.

That’s a step forward in the process, as most of the talks have been indirect, with EU moderators trying to keep everything moving. Talks have been stagnant for several weeks now.

It may be that talk of Biden holding Iran talks during an Israel visit in the months to come has Iran feeling that the US is slowing things to a halt, and they may want to force more progress in talks that by all indications are virtually done.

Israel has been trying to slow things down, and if the Biden Administration has been slowed by an invitation, Iran is virtually obliged to try to counter that with a push to make things happen.

Author: Jason Ditz

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