Iran says it is close to agreement with EU on nuclear deal

Iran says it is close to agreement with EU on nuclear deal

In this photo released by the Iranian foreign ministry on August 11, 2022, ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani speaks in Tehran, Iran. The latest round of nuclear talks in Vienna made progress and a deal could be reached if the Islamic republic's red lines are respected, according to TEHRAN Iran on Monday.

Foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said that we are close to an agreement but on the condition that Iran's red lines are respected and the main interests of the country are provided.

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Kanaani said that consultations are being held at the highest levels.

We believe that all the interests of Iran should be provided, and we have other expectations from the other side. After a five month hiatus, the latest round of nuclear talks was held in Vienna's capital in early August. On Aug 8, the European Union put forward a final text of the draft decision on reviving the nuclear deal, awaiting political decisions from participants of the Vienna talks.

Kanaani said Iran will announce its views on the EU's latest proposals.

Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action JCPOA with world powers in July 2015 and agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of sanctions on the country. Former US president Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the agreement and imposed unilateral sanctions on Tehran, prompting the latter to drop some of its commitments under the pact.

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The talks on the resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal began in Vienna in April 2021, but were suspended in March this year because of political differences between Tehran and Washington.