Russian Foreign Minister: “Progress in nuclear talks with Iran”

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, Announced during a press conference held today (Friday) that progress has been made in the nuclear talks with Iran. “There has been real progress, there is real will, between Iran and the United States. “Vienna’s negotiators are advanced, we expect the agreement to be reached,” the minister said.

Meanwhile, a source close to the talks in Vienna said that there was optimism from the last round, despite the fact that quite a few unresolved issues remained, the Reuters news agency reported. It was also reported that the negotiators are dealing with the main points of the agreement and issues related to the steps that will be taken by Iran and the US if an agreement is reached.

Also, the EU Foreign Minister, Joseph Burl“I believe that a signed agreement can be reached within a few weeks and I hope that it will be possible to let it function as it was before the United States’ retirement during the Trump era,” Burrell said.

Nuclear talks (Photo: EU Delegation in Vienna / Handout via REUTERS)

Two days ago, the head of the Iranian negotiating team was the deputy foreign minister Ali Bagri Intended with EU Coordinator Enrique Moreh, to summarize what has been achieved so far and the controversies that remain on the agenda, and to open a new round of talks. The time until the date that can be signed by the US and the Western powers – the end of the month or the beginning of February at most – is getting shorter.

The meeting was later extended to representatives of three Western European countries – France, Britain and Germany. France has recently moderated its opposition to the emerging agreement, but according to French sources many details still remain in dispute. In recent days, Iran has also expressed readiness to shorten the signing date.

Earlier this week, the Rai-al-Yum newspaper reported that the nuclear talks between Iran and the powers in Vienna were expected to end, and were close to signing a new nuclear deal. According to the report, the agreement will be signed for two years, as part of which the sanctions imposed by the United States in the days of previous President Donald Trump will be lifted, and will allow Iran to maintain a certain amount of enriched uranium and nuclear fuel.

As for the Iranian demand that there be an American commitment not to abruptly withdraw from the agreement as previous President Trump did, Washington was forced to refuse, due to the fact that they are unable under the US Constitution to make prior commitments for an president who has not yet been sworn in. The amount of enriched uranium currently in Iran, according to the report, will be transferred by train to Russia, and will be returned to Iran as soon as the United States withdraws from the agreement.

By Editor