EU puts forward final text to revive Iran nuclear deal

EU puts forward final text to revive Iran nuclear deal

The European Union put forward a final text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as four days of indirect talks between the US and Iranian officials wrapped up in Vienna on Monday.

What can be negotiated now is in a final text. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that there was a political decision that needs to be taken in the capitals behind every technical issue and every paragraph.

He added that if these answers are positive, we can sign this deal as the EU, Iran and US prepare to leave Vienna.

A senior EU official told reporters that no more changes could be made to the text, which was under negotiation for 15 months, and he expects a final decision from the parties within a very, very few weeks. He said you have to say yes or no.

A US State Department spokeswoman said Washington was ready to reach an agreement to revive the deal, which was formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA on the basis of the EU proposals.

Iranian officials suggested that they did not regard the EU proposals as final, but they said they would convey their additional views and considerations to the European Union, which coordinates the talks after consultations in Tehran.

Iran has made demands that the United States and other Western powers view as outside the scope of reviving the deal.

Iran has insisted the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog, drop its claims that Iran has failed to fully explain uranium traces at undeclared sites.

Each side tried to put the onus on the other to compromise.

They the Iranians say they are prepared for a return to the JCPOA. The US spokeswoman said that the actions of the US are a reflection of their words.