Iran says it responded to EU deal proposal

Tehran sent its responseEnd of textIran’s official news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday that the 2015 deal on Iran’s nuclear file, drawn up by the European Union in Vienna, was saved. “Iran has submitted a written response to the draft Vienna agreement and has announced that a deal will be reached if the US acts realistically and flexibly.», Ceylon Irna.

After months of deadlock, discussions resumed in the Austrian capital on August 4, under the auspices of the European Union, another attempt to save the international agreement reached in 2015 between Iran and others, the United States, Great Britain, China and France. , Germany and Russia. The deal, known by its English acronym JCPOA, aims to guarantee the civilian nature of Iran’s nuclear program, which has been accused of seeking nuclear weapons despite denials.

«Dangerous crisis»

But after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018 at the instigation of Donald Trump and reinstated U.S. sanctions, Tehran gradually released itself from its obligations. The aim of the ongoing talks in Vienna, in which the US is tacitly participating, is to get the process back on track.

On July 26, Joseph Borrell, head of European diplomacy and co-ordinator of the Iran nuclear document, presented a draft compromise, calling on the negotiating parties to accept it in order to avoid it.Dangerous crisis».

Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdullahian, said on Monday that his country would make the announcement.Final proposalsIn the nuclear file before Mars. “The differences relate to three points on which the United States has expressed its flexibility verbally on two occasions, but which should be included in the text.“, added Irna without further details.

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«The third question has to do with making sure the deal is sustainable, and that depends on the reality of the United States committing to Iran.“, the company said. A US State Department spokesman on Monday declined to comment on whether Washington would be prepared to end sanctions in the event of an Iran deal.

European union “Consult partners»

Brussels «studiedIran’s response to thisEnd of text“Iran nuclear file drawn up by EU to save 2015 deal,”In consultation with its partners“, announced a spokesperson for the European Commission. “We received a response from Iran on Monday evening and we are studying it and consulting with other partnersTreaty (US, UK, China, France, Germany, Russia)How to move forward“, a spokesman for Joseph Borel, head of European diplomacy and assistant to the Vienna negotiations on the deal, told AFP.

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