Iran Study Draft Treaty to Restore Nuclear Treaty

Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday it was studying a draft agreement to revive the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers in talks in Vienna.

All sides have said the talks have reached an important stage, and Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Bagheri has returned to Tehran for consultations. The US administration under President Donald Trump abandoned the nuclear deal in 2018.

Iran “is seriously reviewing the draft agreement,” Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian said on Twitter. He added that he had spoken by telephone with the EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell.

The European Union has acted as an intermediary between Iranian negotiators and the US delegation, as the US did not participate in face-to-face talks between Tehran and the remaining parties to the 2015 agreement.
We are “all trying to reach a good agreement,” Amir-Abdollahian added. “We are ready to conclude a good deal very soon, if they show good will.”

The 2015 agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, provides Iran with sanctions relief if Tehran limits its nuclear activities. [vm/ft]