The Iranian government has reiterated that the talks in Vienna on the 2015 nuclear deal made it possible to create “a framework for an agreement”, although it has stressed that there are still questions that need to be addressed to ensure success of contacts.
“We have made great strides in these two weeks and now we can say that we have reached a framework for an agreement,” said the head of the Iranian negotiating delegation, Abbas Araqchi, who pointed out that this framework “is the structure Agreement. As the main text and appendices are defined “.
He stressed that “the negotiations on the final text are not over, as many articles of the agreement are still being negotiated,” reported the Iranian news agency IRNA. “Good progress has been made but we still cannot say the job is done,” he said.
Araqchi stated that “some key issues are still controversial”, so “delegations have decided to take a few days off and return to the capitals for discussion”. “We hope that decisions will be made on an agreement next week after the delegations return and negotiations resume,” he added.
In this context, Iranian President Hasan Rohani has emphasized that the talks in Vienna will end with a “victory for the Iranian nation”. “We do not negotiate unless it ends in a victory,” he said, as reported by Iranian television station Press TV.
Tehran’s statements came after the European Union (EU) expected on Wednesday “an agreement to be brewed” to allow the United States to return to the 2015 nuclear pact signed with Iran in the rounds of contacts in Vienna.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzadé said Monday that Tehran was ruling out the possibility of a “preliminary settlement” and stressed the need to reach a pact that addresses any disagreement between the parties.
Iran has so far announced that it will withdraw its commitments on several points of the deal in response to the United States’ decision to abandon the deal in 2018 and impose sanctions on the country, which has sparked fear among the rest of the signatories to the deal. a possible collapse of the pact.
However, Tehran has at all times defended that these moves can be reversed if the United States withdraws sanctions and reverts to the agreement it saw as a prerequisite for normalizing the situation and returning to compliance with all clauses of the 2015 historic pact.