Iran seeking solution to revive JCPOA, not long-term talks

TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Vienna-based International Organizations in Vienna said that Iran is seeking a solution at the end of the negotiations to revive JCPOA, not long-term talks.

In an interview with Al-Arabiya, Mikhail Ulyanov said that 90% of the disputes between Iran and Western countries over the JCPOA have been resolved.

"I believe that by June 20, when the sixth round of the Vienna talks ended, 90% of the disputes had been resolved and about 10% of the disputes remained, so solutions to the remaining disputes should be found as soon as possible," he said.

"Tehran also says that it seeks a solution and not long-term negotiations at the end of the talks, and I believe that all negotiating parties have the same view," he added.

Iran has held six rounds of talks with JCPOA participants known as the P4+1 with the aim of salvaging the JCPOA in the Austrian capital of Vienna. Tehran has insisted that it would resume full compliance with the deal after the full removal of the sanctions that the previous US administration under Trump illegally imposed on Tehran after its unilateral and illegitimate withdrawal from the JCPOA in May 2018. 

It has already stressed that it would leave the Vienna talks if they take too long and if its legitimate demands as per the JCPOA are not met. Anyway, the other parties, especially the Europeans seem to be killing time while the new US administration is still sticking to the Trump-era sanctions.

The current US administration has not yet fulfilled the promises Joe Biden made during his presidential elections campaigns to undo Trump's actions and return to the deal. In the meantime, Tehran has also stressed that the Biden administration's return to the agreement without lifting the sanctions is not important at all.


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