Agreement to restore Iran’s nuclear deal is “at your fingertips” | International News Middle East News
The negotiators hope that the next round of talks in Vienna will lead to the lifting of US sanctions and return Iran to full compliance.
Tehran, Iran – At the end of the other two weeks of negotiations, the representatives of world powers participating in Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement seemed more certain. Return to work The landmark agreement will soon be successful.
Three years after former President Donald Trump, the fourth round of talks in Vienna began in early May Withdraw from the U.S. From the agreement formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA), strict sanctions will be imposed on Iran.
After a joint committee meeting held by Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European Union at the Grand Hotel (the United States is still in another hotel) on Wednesday, negotiators expressed optimism.
Russia’s top negotiator, Mikhail Ulyanov, said on Twitter: “JCPOA participants pointed out at the meeting today that they have made “good” or “significant” progress and reached “tentacles”. “Reachable” agreement.
The fourth round of the Vienna talks is over.This #JCPOA Participants who attended the meeting today pointed out that “good” or “significant” progress has been made, and an agreement “at your fingertips” has been reached. The joint committee will resume work early next week. Hope the fifth round will be final. pic.twitter.com/4aVStIIm8Z
-Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) May 19, 2021
Enrique Mora, the European Union Coordinator, expressed a similar view, saying that “an agreement is taking shape” and has already taken measures to lift U.S. sanctions and curtail Iran’s measures since 2019. Measures reached a consensus. Advance its nuclear program.
After leaving the hotel, Mora told reporters: “I am pretty sure that a final agreement will be reached not far away.”
Today’s joint committee. Progress has been made in the last two weeks. But more effort is needed. A third expert group was created to solve the sequencing problem.I continue to believe that diplomacy is only the only way to achieve this goal #JCPOA Responding to ongoing challenges” pic.twitter.com/CDaU4BrY8e
-Enrique Mora (@enriquemora_) April 20, 2021
The negotiators will now return to their country to discuss progress, and will return to the Austrian capital early next week for the final round of negotiations that are expected to resume the nuclear agreement.
However, not all obstacles to the elimination of JCPOA have been eliminated.
Iran’s top negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas (Abbas Araghchi) said hours before Wednesday’s meeting that good progress had been made, but some key issues needed further evaluation before the next round of talks.
He said: “We hope to draw conclusions on these issues in the next few weeks after we return to the next round of negotiations.”
Two upcoming dates have put pressure on the talks: On May 21, Iran and the global nuclear watchdog signed a three-month deadline for the agreement; in February, Iran held its presidential election on June 18.
The agreement was signed by Iran’s moderate government and the International Atomic Energy Agency Despite strong opposition By the tough council. It said that until the United States fully lifts sanctions, Iran will retain the videotapes of its nuclear facilities, otherwise it will be deleted, thus creating a blank in surveillance.
Earlier this month, Araghchi suggested that Iran be willing to renew the agreement if necessary.
Iranian parliamentarians continued their efforts to influence the talks, and several representatives have expressed their opposition to the extension of the International Atomic Energy Agency agreement.
On Tuesday, about 200 parliamentarians signed a statement that said: “If 100% of the sanctions are not lifted, the sanctions will not be lifted.”
President Hassan Rouhani promised the Iranian people on Wednesday that “the end of the Vienna negotiations will be a victory for the people.”
Regarding hard-liners claiming that the JCPOA is a failure of the government, the President emphasized that every step of the nuclear agreement and the efforts to restore the nuclear agreement were made by the supreme leader, Ali Hosseini Khamenei. The “commands” and “guidance” are implemented. .
At the same time, a large number of candidates have signed up for the upcoming presidential election-which will allow Rouhani to be replaced after two consecutive terms-and the constitutional review body known as the Guardianship Council must consider how many people there will be before May 27. Eligible to run for election.
The Conservative Attorney General Ibrahim Raisi (Ebrahim Raisi) is Considered the leader.