Sputnik Vladimir Astapkovich
The head of the Russian delegation to the Vienna negotiations on reviving the nuclear agreement with Iran, Mikhail Ulyanov, announced that Moscow had made proposals to ensure that the problems previously faced in the deal would not be repeated.
Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, said in a tweet posted on Saturday evening: “At the end of the day, we had a traditional meeting of the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (without Iran), as well as the United States. In particular, the difficult issue of guarantees of non-recurrence of problems was discussed. The Russian delegation made a number of proposals in this regard.”
in the end of the day #JCPOA The participants (without Iran) and the United States had a traditional meeting. The difficult issue of guarantees of non-recurrence of recent problems was discussed, inter alia. The Russian delegation made a number of suggestions in this regard. pic.twitter.com/x85qzpWq4W
– Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) January 8, 2022
And Ulyanov said on Saturday: “I can say that the atmosphere in the Vienna negotiations is positive and pragmatic. It seems from my contacts with my counterparts that they share this assessment. We are moving forward. Not quickly, but gradually.”
Vienna is hosting the eighth round of negotiations under the auspices of the European Union to save the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program in light of the United States’ withdrawal from it in 2018 during the term of its former president, Donald Trump, who imposed painful sanctions on the Iranian side, to respond by reducing its commitments to the deal since 2019.
Officially negotiations are taking place between Iran on one side and Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany on the other, while the United States is participating in the dialogue without engaging in any direct contacts with the Iranian side.
Tehran refuses to negotiate directly with the administration of US President Joe Biden, before lifting sanctions, while Washington insists on the need to advance the principle of step for step.
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