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On December 9th, 2021, after the joint commission meeting in Vienna, Ali BAGHERI KANI said the parties have “serious will” to continue talks, which shows that they want to “narrow the gaps“.

Iran and P4+1 countries – Russia, China, France, Britain, and Germany – reconvened in the Austrian capital on Thursday a week after the latest round of talks to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal was adjourned.

BAGHERI, leading the Iranian delegation, said Iran sees “no obstacles” to reach an agreement “if necessary grounds are provided” putting the onus on the European parties to the deal.

He stressed that Iran will “continue on the path of dialogue” based on the two draft proposals it submitted to the European parties last week, relating to sanctions removal and nuclear commitments.

Enrique MORA, the top EU representative and coordinator of the talks, said after the meeting the parties will continue talks “until an agreement is reached“.

Earlier on Thursday, BAGHERI KANI held separate meetings with MORA as well as the representatives from Russia and China.

He said on Twitter that Iran “continues to engage seriously and is determined to reach a good agreement that guarantees the rights and interests of our people.”

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.

During the 7th round of the Vienna talks, the first under President Ebrahim RAISI, Iran presented two draft texts which address, separately, the removal of US sanctions and Iran’s return to its nuclear commitments under the JCPOA. Tehran also said it was preparing a third draft text on the verification of the sanctions removal.

The previous US administration abandoned the nuclear deal in May 2018, following it up with reinstatement of sanctions.

Iran has since May 2019 taken a slew of measures to scale back its commitments under the deal, ramping up nuclear enrichment up to 60%


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