According to the European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, a final text to revive the Iran nuclear deal is ready to be signed in Vienna. The text must still be approved by Iran and the US, he said on Monday.
What can be negotiated now is in a final text. Every technical issue and every paragraph has a political decision that needs to be taken in the capitals. Borrell said that if these answers are positive, we can sign this deal.
A State Department spokeswoman told CNN that the US is ready to make a deal on the basis of the EU's proposals. The text they presented to the EU was the best and only basis on which to reach a deal, as the EU said two weeks ago. The EU Coordinator has been working on further consultations to clarify and fine tune any remaining questions regarding that text over the past few days. 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. The spokesperson said that they should look at their words to see if their actions match their words. 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. In the wake of the US withdrawal, Iran has violated the agreements it made under the deal and expanded its nuclear program. 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 to him and it is expected that each of the parties will show determination and seriousness in order to reach a final agreement, according to the statement released by Iran's Foreign Ministry.