Iran, Powers to Resume Vienna Talks Soon
TEHRAN (FNA)- High-ranking Iranian and EU officials confirmed that Tehran and the world powers will resume the Vienna talks on the removal of the US sanctions in coming days.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that Tehran is ready to resume the stalled talks with the G4+1 countries (China, Russia, Britain and France plus Germany) in Vienna.
He made the remarks on Saturday in a joint press conference with European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in Tehran over the removal of the sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
"We are ready to resume the Vienna talks within the next days," Amir Abdollahian said.
He expressed the hope that the US would "this time" pursue a "realistic and fair approach" and act responsibly.
The Iranian foreign minister said he held "detailed, precise and deep" talks with Borrell on the JCPOA revival negotiations, adding, "We are going to break the stalemate in the Vienna talks and end the tension that has existed in recent days."
Borrell, for his part, said talks on reviving the JCPOA will resume soon in the coming days.
"We are expected to resume talks in the coming days and break the impasse. It has been three months and we need to accelerate the work. I am very happy about the decision that has been made in Tehran and Washington," he said.
Iranian officials do not directly negotiate with Americans as the US unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions against Iran.
During the talks in Vienna, which have been on hold since mid-March, US negotiators communicated with Iranians through European intermediaries.