IRAN-NUCL-AIRE-DISCUSSIONS: Tehran and Beijing report progress on Iranian nuclear power
VIENNA (Reuters) – Progress has been made in negotiations to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Tehran’s chief negotiator and Chinese delegate said on Saturday.
Iran has proposed texts on various issues under discussion, “at least on those on which there are divided views,” Iranian negotiator Abbas Araqchi said as quoted by Iranian official media after meeting with signatories. remainder of the agreement.
Iran violated numerous restrictions on its nuclear activities imposed by the agreement after the decision of the United States, under President Donald Trump, to exit and reimpose sanctions on the Tehran regime.
Important disagreements remain but “a new form of understanding seems to emerge”, according to the words attributed to Abbas Araqchi.
A second round of negotiations began Thursday at a luxury hotel in Vienna. The United States is not present and Iran has refused face-to-face discussions.
European Union officials who preside over the debates, however, commute with an American delegation based in another hotel, across the street.
The negotiators seek to define the measures to be taken by the two camps, on nuclear activities and on sanctions, in order to come back within the framework of the agreement.
Discussions were complicated by the explosion that occurred last Sunday at Iran’s Natanz nuclear site, for which Iran blames Israel, and Tehran’s decision to produce 60% enriched uranium , an important step towards the manufacture of weapons, which he said he managed to take on Friday.
The Chinese delegate said on Saturday that all participants in the Vienna negotiations – China, Russia, France, Britain, Germany and Iran – had agreed on several points, including the sanctions that the United States United would be called upon to rise.
(François Murphy, with the Dubai office, French version Patrick Vignal)