European diplomats participating in Talks to Save the Iran Nuclear Deal They said this Friday that “Some technical progress” has been made, but they caution that it is “rapidly approaching the end of the road for these negotiations”.
“In the past 24 hours some technical progress has been made,” but “There is very little room for these negotiations,” The representatives of France, Germany and the United Kingdom indicated in a statement after the end of the session of talks in Vienna.
“We are rapidly approaching the end of the road for these negotiations.”They added expressing it Iran’s stance that you requested is “disappointing”.
Meanwhile, US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has argued that The talks are “not going well” in the sense that Washington does not yet have a path back to the agreement. Sullivan, in a webinar, also said that the United States conveyed to Iran, through European negotiators, “Warning” for him “Progressingfrom its nuclear programme.
Talks — aimed at bringing the United States back into the international agreement and Iran to commit to curbing its nuclear activities — began in April, but They were held for several months for electing a new government with a tougher line in Tehran.
Talks resumed at the end of November. “We’ve made good progress this week”The chief Iranian negotiator, Ali Bagheri, tweeted before concluding the talks and determining that “They will continue after a hiatus of a few days.”
The European Union’s chief negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal, Enrique MoraIt is also considered that the time for talks in Vienna to bear fruit to fully reactivate the nuclear agreement with Iran is running out.
“We don’t have months left, we have weeks to come to an agreement,” Mora warned after recent meetings in Vienna on Friday.
Diplomats from the European Union and the United States were cautious and delegates from the United Kingdom, France and Germany – who are part of the international agreement – warned on Monday that “Valuable time” is lost in dealing with “inconsistent Iranian positions.”
The United States, which under Donald Trump withdrew from the accord in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran, is indirectly involved in the dialogue. The negotiations, which also include Russia and China, are aimed at offering Tehran an exemption from… Penalties, vs Restrict your nuclear program.
After the withdrawal of the United States, Iran has taken several steps to increase its nuclear activities.
Memory loss from the camera
in the beginning of the year, Tehran also began restricting the activities of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations body that oversees nuclear activities.
Tehran and the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency announced this on Wednesday An agreement was reached to replace cameras at a centrifuge manufacturing plant in KarajWhich Iran says was damaged in June in an attack it attributes to Israel.
OIEA General Manager, Rafael GrossiFriday said that He has “suspicions” of losing a memory unit from a camera in the complex, explaining that there is no agreement with Iran in this regard.
In response to a question about whether this device was lost in the June attack, Grossi responded that they had “doubts about that.”
“That’s why we asked them where are they?
Grossi admitted it There is a “concern” about this data being lost in Karaj But he added that there “Many Styles and Techniques” It can help rebuild the puzzle.
“Don’t forget that this is a factory we know very well, we know the facilities there”, pointed out.
(With information from AFP and Europa Press)
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