Ali Bagheri Kani, Iranian senior nuclear negotiator, began discussions with Enrique Mora, the European Union’s envoy in the Vienna talks, on Friday. The talks will continue with more sessions with representatives from Europe’s three (Britain, France and Germany).
Bagheri Kani met with Mora and other key negotiators at the Palais Coburg in Vienna, Austria, to discuss reviving the 2015 nuclear deal and lifting anti-Iran sanctions.
The Vienna negotiations are also moving forward at an expert level, with the goal of removing sanctions.
On Thursday, the head of the Iranian delegation met with Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to international organisations in Vienna, and Enrique Mora separately.
The talks are taking place with the goal of finalising a draft document that may be used to reach an agreement and make decisions on outstanding concerns.
Negotiating delegations have had bilateral and multilateral conversations in the last few days to narrow down opinions on sanctions removal, assurances, and verification, according to Wang Qun, China’s envoy to the United Nations and other international organisations in Vienna.
The Vienna negotiating teams are continuing their deliberations on verifying future measures by the West to reduce sanctions and provide assurances in order to avoid a potential exit from the JCPOA.
In December 2021, the eighth round of the Vienna talks will begin. Despite challenges on particular subjects and political decision-making, the vast majority of delegations believe that the negotiations are progressing.
The Western sides have attempted to impose unjustified deadlines on Iran, but Iranian negotiators have stood firm in the face of pressure, stating that Tehran is willing to reach an agreement if the other parties show seriousness in ending illegal sanctions against the Iranian people; thus, a final agreement can be reached in the shortest time possible.