According to the Iranian media, the international commission, which is examining the nuclear agreement signed with Iran in 2015 and which met this Tuesday in Vienna, agreed to accelerate the dialogue process and signed commitments six years ago.
The effective application of the commitments under this pact and a possible return by the United States to the agreement – it separated from it in 2018 – are the main themes on the negotiating agenda, recognized by the European Union, which acts as a mediator.
The diplomat Enrique Mora, “number two” of the EU’s foreign policy high representative Josep Borrell, confirmed these two “goals” on Twitter this Tuesday, which remain in the air for the time being due to the concerns expressed by the various parties.
The Iranian side has worked to accelerate the dialogue and has won the support of Russia and China in calling for the lifting of international sanctions against the Islamic Republic, according to the official media. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi held two meetings with Mora, reports the IRNA agency.
For his part, the Russian envoy Mikhail Ulyanov has defended that, according to the Sputnik news agency, Moscow remains determined to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear weapons. The Iranian government’s announcement that it would enrich 60 percent uranium has aroused suspicion in this regard.
Ulyanov says it is “desirable” for negotiations to be concluded before May 21, partly because Iran’s preliminary agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on inspecting nuclear power plants will be concluded the next day.
However, the open phase in the Austrian capital is expected to last several months and will probably only be resolved after the Iranian presidential elections planned for June.