Iran under Ebrahim Raisi is ready to resume Nuclear Talks

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume In Vienna
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - APRIL 06: In this handout provided by the EU Delegation in Vienna, Representatives of the European Union (L) and Iran (R) attend the Iran nuclear talks at the Grand Hotel on April 06, 2021 in Vienna, Austria. Representatives from the United States, Iran, the European Union, Russia, China and other participants from the original Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are meeting directly and indirectly over possibly reviving the plan. The JCPOA was the European-led initiative by which Iran agreed not to pursue a nuclear weapon in exchange for concessions, though the United States, under the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump, abandoned the deal and intensified sanctions against Iran. (Photo by EU Delegation in Vienna via Getty Images)

According to The Media Line, Iran under new hard-line president Ebrahim Raisi is ready to continue talks aimed at reinstating the 2015 nuclear deal with the world powers, an unnamed European Union official told reporters..

It said, the senior EU official said the body’s Iran negotiator Enrique Mora, attended the swearing in of Raisi.

Enrique Mora spoke on the sidelines with Iran’s nuclear negotiator Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

Amir-Abdollahian, who the EU official said would serve as foreign minister in Raisi’s cabinet, indicated that Iran would continue to participate in the negotiations, which began in April and were paused following Iran’s elections until Raisi’s installation.

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The Media Line added, the US left the deal in 2018 under former US President Donald Trump, and Iran has been violating its terms for the last couple of years. President Joe Biden has vowed to rejoin the deal that Iran has repeatedly violated in the last couple of years, and the US has participated in several rounds of indirect negotiations alongside the official negotiations of the world powers, with no agreement.

“If there is no agreement, the situation for Iran will be much worse,” the EU official said. “We will work on the assumption we will get an agreement.”

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Source: themedialine
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