Iran will continue intensive, serious engagement to revive the JCPOA
Iran’s chief negotiator to the Vienna talks on the removal of illegal US sanctions says Tehran will continue its intensive and serious engagement in negotiations with representatives of the P4+1 group of countries to work out a good agreement.
“This afternoon I held a constructive & fruitful meeting with Russian & Chinese chief negotiators. We shared ideas about how to proceed & also coordinated our positions about several issues,” Ali Bagheri Kani wrote in a post published on his Twitter page on Sunday evening.
“We will continue our intensive & serious engagement to reach a good deal,” added Bagheri Kani, who serves as Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs.
Earlier, Bagheri Kani said the general atmosphere in the ongoing Vienna negotiations is very serious, adding that he is optimistic that a final agreement would be reached.
“The atmosphere in the negotiations is very serious and this atmosphere has governed the talks since we arrived here ... but at the same time, there is mutual respect and the overall view is that both sides want to clinch an agreement,” he said in an interview with Iran’s IRIB.
Bagheri Kani added that Iran and the five remaining signatories to the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are holding talks on a host of issues during the seventh round of the Vienna negotiations and have reached agreements on some of them, though a comprehensive agreement has not been yet reached on many issues.