Iranian nuclear negotiations should resume "in the coming weeks," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saïd Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday, while in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. .

Begun in April in Vienna between Tehran and the five powers still party to the agreement (China, France, Great Britain, Russia and Germany), discussions to resuscitate the 2015 pact by reintegrating Washington, have stalled. since June.

Vienna Agreement

A meeting in New York "is not on the agenda" but "the nuclear agreement and the Vienna talks will be one of the main topics of the bilateral meetings (of Iran) with the head of European diplomacy Mr. (Josep) Borrell and the foreign ministers ”of the countries party to the agreement, said Mr. Khatibzadeh, quoted by the official Iranian agency Irna.

And "the talks in Vienna will resume soon, in the coming weeks," he added.

Concluded in 2015, the Vienna agreement on Iranian nuclear power offered Tehran relief from Western and UN sanctions in exchange for its commitment never to acquire atomic weapons, and a drastic reduction in its nuclear program, placed under strict UN control.

Iranian commitments abandoned

But after the Americans unilaterally pulled out of the deal in 2018 under President Donald Trump, Iran gradually abandoned most of its commitments.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concluded on September 12 - a few days after the UN nuclear gendarme denounced a lack of cooperation on this subject - an agreement with Iran on the monitoring of its program , giving hope for a resumption of the Vienna talks.


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