EU says ‘pause’ now needed in Iranian nuclear talks — Analysis
Josep Borrell revealed that a “final text is essentially ready” but “external factors” have delayed negotiations
The European Union’s top foreign-policy representative Josep Borrell announced on Friday that a “pause”In the Iran nuclear deal negotiations, it is necessary “due to external factors.”He confirmed, however, that despite his delay “a final text is essentially ready and on the table.”
Twitter’s EU chief released a statement that did not give any details about the cause of the delay, but said that everyone involved and the US were still in touch. “overcome the situation and to close the agreement.”
A spokesperson for Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed the talks have been paused, suggesting this “could be a momentum for resolving any remaining issue.” “Successful conclusion of talks will be the main focus of all. No external factor will affect our joint will to go forward for a collective agreement,” Iran’s foreign-ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
Iran called for talks to be speeded up in the face of uncertainty caused by conflict in Ukraine, and growing tensions between Russia and the West.
Both the US and Russia are involved in these talks. Last week, Russia wrote to the US demanding guarantees that sanctions imposed over the Ukraine conflict will not impact Moscow’s ability to trade with Iran.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the 2015 nuclear deal that was agreed between Western powers and Iran to limit the Middle Eastern nation’s nuclear program. Donald Trump was the then-President of the United States. He pulled the United States out from the 2015 deal and imposed further sanctions against Iran. The result? Tehran has resumed its nuclear ambitions.
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