Final text to revive Iran nuclear deal ready to sign in Vienna, says EU

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Final text to revive Iran nuclear deal ready to sign in Vienna, says EU

A final text to revive the Iran nuclear deal is ready to be signed in Vienna, according to the European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell. He said on Monday that the text must still be approved by Iran and the US.

What can be negotiated now is in a final text. There is a political decision that needs to be taken in the capitals behind every technical issue and every paragraph. If these answers are positive, then we can sign this deal, Borrell tweeted.

A State Department spokeswoman told CNN that the US is ready to conclude a deal on the basis of the EU's proposals. The text they tabled was the best and only basis on which to reach a deal, as the EU said two weeks ago. Over the past few days, the EU Coordinator has been engaged in further consultations to clarify and fine tune any remaining questions regarding that text. The consultations were completed today and we'll wait for the EU's next steps, the spokesperson said.

Our position is clear: we stand ready to conclude a deal on the basis of the proposals of the EU. I will not speculate on Iran's position. They say they are prepared for a return to mutual implementation of the JCPOA. The EU Coordinator has made clear that this text is the only possible basis on which to do so. Let's see if their actions match their words, the spokesperson said. Opinion: The US could make a big mistake on Iran nuclear talks. The US withdrew from the deal in 2018 under then-President Donald Trump. Iran has expanded its nuclear program and violated the agreements it made under the deal after the US withdrawal. A statement said that Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told Borrell that a final deal should protect the right of the Iranian nation and ensure the lifting of sanctions. The Iranians view and positions regarding the positions of top European negotiator Enrique Mora have been conveyed back to him and it is expected that each of the parties will show a determination and seriousness to reach a final agreement, the statement released by Iran's Foreign Ministry said.