Al-Arabiya’s representative confirmed on Sunday evening that an informal meeting of the parties to the nuclear deal would take place in Vienna without Iran.
The foreign ministers of the group of seven countries concluded at a meeting in Liverpool on Sunday that Iran should suspend its nuclear expansion.
The Telegraph learned that Britain could impose new sanctions on Iran if the Iranian regime did not back down from its demands, which led to a stalemate in negotiations over its nuclear program.
According to the report, the UK is considering a number of options, including the abrupt withdrawal of tough economic sanctions imposed on Tehran.
British officials are concerned that Tehran may pursue its nuclear program while blocking talks.
The G7 summit comes as negotiators in Vienna seek to renew an international agreement seeking to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions.
The deal struck by former US President Barack Obama collapsed in 2018 with the departure of his successor, Donald Trump. Iran then began to increase uranium enrichment.
For his part, Ali Bakheri Ghani, Iran’s chief negotiator on nuclear talks, said on Sunday that his country had not received any proposals or initiatives from Western parties over the nuclear deal.
Baghdad Gani added that Iran had “put forward different visions in terms of amendments and proposals for its part”. He also noted that there were “many” differences in the Vienna talks on the lifting of sanctions and nuclear activities.
He explained that the differences were “clear” in the final draft reached after the sixth round of talks.
“There are many differences of opinion that need to be decided at the highest level, and they are still at the table without a solution,” Bageri told Press TV, which operates in Tehran.
And British Foreign Secretary Lis Truss said earlier today that resumption of talks to save Iran’s nuclear deal was “the last chance” for Iran to take a “serious” position.
Iranian delegation to Vienna talks
“This is the last chance for Iran to come to the negotiating table with a serious solution to this problem,” he said.
He added: “This is their last chance. They must do so. We will not allow Iran to buy nuclear weapons.”
It comes after meetings with her colleagues from the Group of Seven following German Foreign Minister Annalena Beerbach’s warning on Saturday that it was time to find a way to renew the 2015 nuclear deal between the world powers and Iran.
From the Vienna talks on Iran’s nuclear program
“Time is running out,” Birbach told reporters in Liverpool, UK, where the G7 foreign ministers will meet: “It seems we have not made any progress in the last few days.”
He said Iran had resumed talks after postponing talks for six months. The current round of talks in Vienna follows a five-month hiatus following the election of Ibrahim Raisi as President of Iran.
In this context, a European ambassador confirmed to reporters on the Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadat channels in Vienna that “Iran’s position in the talks has not changed fundamentally.”
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