DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Talks to revive Tehran’s tattered nuclear accord with world powers in Vienna ended Monday because the events closed a last textual content and the Iranian negotiator ready to return to his capital, diplomats stated.
Russian Ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov, who has represented Moscow’s pursuits within the talks, stated the European Union had circulated “the ultimate textual content” of the settlement to revive the landmark nuclear deal, which granted Iran sanctions reduction in trade for tight curbs on its nuclear program.
The events “now have to resolve if the draft is appropriate for them,” Ulyanov wrote on Twitter. “In case of no objection the nuclear deal might be restored.”
Iran struck the nuclear deal in 2015 with the U.S., France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China.
Iran’s chief negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, would shortly fly again to Tehran for consultations, Iran’s state-run IRNA news company stated. On the prime of Iran’s theocracy is Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who would have the ultimate say on any deal.
The break capped months of delicate, oblique talks over the nuclear deal, which former President Donald Trump deserted in 2018. Within the time since, Iran has massively expanded its nuclear actions.
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