On Monday, the European Union confirmed that indirect nuclear talks in the Austrian capital between the U.S. and Iran on restoring the 2015 Nuclear Accord would restart on Tuesday, February 8.
The EU said in a statement: following a brief pause, the eighth round of talks in Vienna in the framework of JCPOA – a detailed nuclear agreement reached by Iran and the P5+1 (Britain, France, China, Germany, Russia, and America) – will restart on 8th February. The diplomats headed home ten days before to ask their bosses to help sort out the prickliest matters.
The political delegations of the Islamic Republic and the world powers involved in the Iran Nuclear agreement to return to Austria for what could be the last stretch of exhaustive struggle to revive the landmark agreement.
The 8th round of #ViennaTalks #JCPOA will resume tomorrow in Vienna. We need spirit of compromise to take us back to full implementation. In view of different undesirable trends undermining the JCPOA, there is a need to swiftly conclude these negotiations.
— Enrique Mora (@enriquemora_) February 7, 2022
Despite the fact multiple sides had said actual advancement had been made since late November 2021, when the negotiations resumed after a months-long hiatus, it’s apparent that significant obstructions remain imminent to make a deal to restore the 2015 Iran Nuclear Accord.
Furthermore, Tehran still refuses to negotiate directly with America, which solo withdrew the agreement in 2018 and reimposed severe sanctions in the Islamic Republic. That means officials of the EU would have to go on with their intermediate action between the two sides. Iranian officials said that the responsibility falls on the European parties to satisfy Tehran’s hopes of relief in harsh sanctions.
In a joint briefing in Iran combined with Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said a quick deal in Austria rests on the demeanor and political will of America and diplomatic coalition E3 comprising of Britain, Germany, and France. He said that in the newest texts attained in Vienna talks, slices of their anxieties on removing sanctions hadn’t been considered. Still, he anticipated that in this round of talks, they’d reach the destination.
Previously, the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, said Monday that Iranian negotiators would head to Austria with a carefully defined agenda of lifting severe sanctions. Moreover, the deal in which the US sanctions forming the utmost pressure aren’t removed will condition the economy of the nation and couldn’t be the source of a good deal. Shamkhani wrote his remarks in response to the Donald Trump administration’s policy that Joe Biden continues to implement.
The JCPOA signed by Iran and P5+1 offered sanctions relief to Tehran in exchange for restraints on its atomic determinations. However, after the American pull-out and imposition of sanctions, Tehran unrestrained those limitations and is now using advanced centrifuges for the enrichment of uranium up to sixty percent.