Tehran will soon send a delegation to Vienna for talks with IAEA officials, Iran’s foreign minister said, as the 2015 nuclear deal remains unlikely to be revived.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Wednesday that the purpose of the visit was to narrow differences with the UN’s nuclear watchdog. He “hopes to send a delegation from Iran to Vienna soon to start negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and settle the remaining issues based on the agreements of the past few days.” said.
He added that he will speak with the European Union’s head of foreign policy, Josep Borrell, to discuss efforts to revive the JCPOA, a joint comprehensive plan of action.
In an interview published Wednesday, Bijan Gil Saray, general secretary of Germany’s Liberal Free Democrats (FDP), a junior partner of the ruling coalition, said the deal with world powers “has no future.” , does not match reality,” he said. He pointed out that continuing dialogue would mean “negotiating with an inhumane regime that is completely rejected by its own people and has no legitimacy whatsoever.”
On October 18, U.S. officials reiterated their support for the ongoing protests in Iran, with Special Envoy Robert Murray saying: The nuclear deal is no longer on the agendaMurray said on Oct. 31 that given the crackdown on protesters in Tehran, Iran’s support for the Russian war in Ukraine, and Iran’s position on its nuclear program, the Biden administration “has no time” to revive the nuclear deal at this point. He said he was not going to waste it.