Enrique Mora, the representative of the European Union in the Vienna negotiations seeking to save the Iranian nuclear deal, confirmed that there is no specific date for reaching an agreement, at a time when a European diplomatic source said that the task of the negotiating parties in Vienna is complicated due to the presence of many different details about them, and it is expected that this round will be Longer than its predecessors.
After the conclusion of the fourth round of talks held in the Austrian capital Vienna on Friday, Mora said, "There is no specific date for reaching an agreement, but time is not on our side."
In turn, the Russian representative to international organizations, Mikhail Ulyanov, said that Washington's possible return to the nuclear agreement is placed on the negotiating table.
While the chief Iranian negotiator, Abbas Araghchi, confirmed that Washington had agreed to lift many sanctions, a condition set by Tehran for its retreat from easing its obligations in the agreement, he considered that not enough.
The chief Iranian negotiator in the Vienna talks, Abbas Araghchi, revealed that the Americans are ready so far to lift a large part of the sanctions, but he considered that this does not meet all of his country's demands, stressing the continuation of negotiations to achieve all of Tehran's demands in this regard, according to what he told the means. Iranian media after the end of the talks.
The American position
In turn, US President Joe Biden expressed his belief that the Iranians are serious about negotiating in Vienna, but it is not clear to what extent.
He indicated during a press conference at the White House that their seriousness and their willingness to do the necessary are two different things, and that the discussions are still continuing.
Meanwhile, White House spokeswoman Gene Saki said that Washington would not lift sanctions on Iran until Tehran was ready to return to the nuclear deal.
Vienna embraces indirect negotiations between Washington and Tehran, mediated by the Europeans and the parties to the Iran nuclear deal (Reuters)
Sacchi added that the indirect nuclear talks in Vienna had made progress over the past weeks, and that Washington had touched a positive sign.
On Friday, the US State Department denied reports indicating that it was considering releasing Iranian funds as a unilateral gesture towards Tehran, and said it was "incorrect", adding that any substantial move by the United States must be part of a process in which measures are taken by both sides. .
A State Department official said that Washington wants to talk with Iran about improving the nuclear deal after reaching understandings on it, adding that it understands what Tehran must do to comply with the agreement, and also knows what it should do as well.
The meeting of the Joint Committee on the Iranian Nuclear Agreement in Vienna ended on Friday by agreeing to start technical talks, and the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that the technical committees in Vienna will continue the nuclear negotiations to formulate the draft agreements.
On Friday, the fourth round of negotiations with the parties concerned with the Iranian nuclear agreement was held in Vienna, amid cautious optimism that an agreement would be reached before mid-June, while Tehran warned against turning the negotiations into a process of attrition.
Indirect negotiations began at the beginning of last April in the Austrian capital Vienna between the United States and Iran, with the Europeans and the rest of the signatories of the agreement concluded in 2015 to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
The essence of the nuclear deal is for Iran to commit to taking steps to restrict its nuclear program, making it difficult for it to obtain fissile material for a nuclear weapon in exchange for relief from US and European sanctions, and those imposed by the United Nations.
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