News ID: 318307
Published: 0303 GMT November 28, 2021

Iran, Russia, China teams meet ahead of Vienna talks

Iran, Russia, China teams meet ahead of Vienna talks
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Russian envoy: Opportunity exists for deal on JCPOA revival

International Desk

Iran's negotiating team, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Baqeri Kani, held bilateral and trilateral meetings in Vienna on Sunday, ahead of Monday's talks with world powers, aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal and removing US sanctions.

"The Iranian team arrived on Saturday in Vienna and started meetings, which continued on Sunday at an expert level with the heads of the Russian and Chinese negotiating teams, as well as Enrique Mora, the European Union coordinator," Iranian diplomat Mohammadreza Ghaebi said, according to Press TV.

The seventh round of negotiations with the remaining parties to the nuclear deal – Britain, Germany, France, Russia and China – is set to resume in the Austrian capital today.

The US, which unilaterally left the nuclear accord, known as the JCPOA, in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran, has sent a delegation to Vienna but it not participating in the meeting.

US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley said Friday that the administration of President Joe Biden is ready to return to the JCPOA and scrap all sanctions that breach the deal.

Iran wants the US to remove all the sanctions at once and in a verifiable way before rejoining the JCPOA.  

On Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the scene is set for a “good and immediate” deal at Vienna and that Iran is “serious” in getting it.

 

‘Attitude positive’

Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, on Sunday called for all sides to seize the opportunity for a successful conclusion of the Vienna talks.

“The attitude is positive,” Ulyanov told Sputnik.

Also in a tweet, Ulyanov said the time factor will play a “greater role” in the negotiations.

“The talks can’t last forever. There is the obvious need to speed up the process,” he stressed.

 

 

 

   

 

   
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