European Union foreign and security policy chief Josep Borrell announced the resumption of talks on Iran's nuclear program in the coming days, while Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian called on the United States to look realistically at the Vienna negotiations and take serious measures in order to reach an agreement.
During a joint press conference with Lahyan today at the State Department in Tehran, Boyle said that there are decisions that must be taken in Tehran and Washington regarding negotiations on the nuclear file, stressing the need to accelerate their work with Iran regarding the nuclear talks that have been stalled since last March.
Borrell stressed that reaching an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is extremely important to the whole world, as he put it.
For his part, Abdullahian said that there are deep and delicate talks with the European Union about Tehran's demands, adding that "our dialogue with Borrell was positive about cooperation between Iran and the European Union."
The Iranian foreign minister called on Washington to "look realistically at negotiations, so we can reach an agreement," stressing that they are ready to resume talks in the coming days.
These talks in Tehran come in an attempt to break the deadlock and reactivate the nuclear agreement.
Borrell (right) stressed the need to accelerate their work with Iran on nuclear talks (Anatolia)
Prior to Borrell's visit to Iran - which he arrived on Friday evening - Enrique Mora, the European Union's deputy foreign policy official, published a photo of him with Josep Borrell and the US envoy to Iran Robert Malley, noting that the tripartite meeting dealt with the nuclear agreement and the Middle East region.
The adviser to the Iranian negotiating delegation in Vienna, Muhammad Marandi, said in an interview with Al Jazeera that the visit of the European Union Foreign Policy Commissioner to Tehran shows the European and American need for an agreement with the Iranian side, given Iran's role in the region and in energy production, especially in light of the repercussions of the war in Ukraine.
He added that "what the Iranians want to see are real solutions related to implementation and guarantees, then there will be an agreement."
Borrell had written in a tweet on Twitter Friday evening that "diplomacy is the only way to return to the full implementation of the (nuclear) agreement and to overcome the current differences."
Earlier this month, the United States said it was waiting for a constructive response from Iran on reviving the 2015 agreement - under which Iran curbs its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions - without delving into non-core issues.
Last week, Abdollahian called on Washington, which withdrew from the accord in 2018 under President Donald Trump and subsequently imposed heavy sanctions on Tehran, to be realistic.
The currently suspended negotiations aim to return Washington to the agreement and lift the sanctions it imposed on Tehran after its withdrawal, in exchange for the latter's return to complying with its nuclear commitments, which it retracted after the US move.
The parties seemed close to reviving the agreement in March when the European Union, which is coordinating the negotiations, invited ministers to Vienna to finalize the agreement after 11 months of indirect talks between Tehran and the administration of US President Joe Biden.
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