Top Negotiator: No Final Decision Yet Made in Vienna Talks
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s chief negotiator in Vienna talks Abbas Araqchi said that no final decision has been made yet in Vienna on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, adding that the delegations will be back home once again for further consultations.
Araqchi said that the negotiating teams have not reached a definite solution on the JCPOA, and noted that they will return to their countries for more consultations on the issue.
He said that all sides have reached the main issues of disagreement.
The deputy foreign minister underscored that he is not personally sure if they will reach a conclusion during this round of talks.
In relevant remarks on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that Tehran continues Vienna talks carefully, adding that there are key issues that still remain to be addressed.
“Different Sides have reached significant achievements,” Khatibzadeh said adding, “however, key issues have remained.”
He emphasized that Tehran is in no hurry during the talks.
The US, under former president Donald Trump, unilaterally withdrew participation in the agreement and re-imposed sanctions against Iran, which the accord had lifted.
The Trump administration subsequently launched what it touted as a campaign of “maximum pressure” against Iran, hoping to force the Islamic Republic to accept large-scale limits on its nuclear program and missile work, among other things.
The administration of US President Joe Biden has verbally renounced that policy and admitted to its failure, while expressing a willingness to return to the Iran deal. However, it has so far stopped short of taking any concrete steps to that end and retained the sanctions on the Islamic Republic.