Iran says 'good, reliable outcome' in Vienna talks

Iran says 'good, reliable outcome' in Vienna talks

Iran's foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian holds a press conference after meeting his Iraqi counterpart at the foreign ministry headquarters in Tehran on April 13, 2022. ATTA KENARE AFP TEHRAN - The Iranian foreign minister said on Friday that a good and reliable outcome is within reach in the Vienna talks on the re-usualization of the 2015 nuclear deal if the United States makes its political decision and adheres to its commitments.

Hossein Amir Abdollahian said in a tweet that the Wednesday visit of Enrique Mora, the EU chief coordinator for the Iran nuclear talks, and his talks with Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani were an opportunity to focus on initiatives to solve the remaining issues. ALSO READ: Iran blames US'maximum pressure policy for the nuke deal standoff.

Amir-Abdollahian stressed that the contacts between these sides are continuing.

After two months of deadlock, the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Friday that there had been enough progress in the talks between Mora and Iranian officials in Tehran to relaunch nuclear negotiations.

In 2015, Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA with world powers including the United States. Former US president Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the agreement in May 2018 and imposed sanctions on Iran, including freezing some of Iran's assets abroad, prompting the latter to drop some of its nuclear commitments under the agreement.

Since April 2021, eight rounds of talks have been held in the Austrian capital between Iran and the remaining JCPOA parties to revive the deal.

Iran insists on obtaining guarantees that the US government wouldn't drop the deal and the sanctions would be lifted in a verifiable manner.