On Monday, the Iranian Foreign Minister said that lifting US sanctions is Iran’s priority in nuclear talks, hours before the resumption of the eighth round of talks in Vienna.
“today [segunda-feira] A new round of negotiations begins. The official Iranian news agency IRNA quoted the head of the Iranian diplomacy as saying that the issue of guarantees and verification of the lifting of US sanctions in the event Washington reconsiders the agreement “is the matter of the day.”
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Delegates temporarily suspended negotiations last week, after several days of “serious and intense” discussions, Tehran said, adding that some technical progress had already been made.
The most important thing for us is to ensure that Iranian oil is sold easily and without any restrictions, that the money of this oil will be transferred in foreign currency to Iranian bank accounts and that we will be able to benefit from the proceeds of Iranian oil. various economic sectors,” added Minister Hussein Amir Abdollahian.
Delegations from Iran and countries still members of the 2015 agreement (Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France and Germany) will meet on Monday, while the United States – which abandoned the agreement in 2018 – Participates in discussions indirectly.
The nuclear deal, signed in Vienna in 2015, offered Iran to lift part of Western sanctions in exchange for compliance It never acquired atomic weapons and drastically reduced its nuclear programDeveloped under strict UN supervision.
But after the Americans unilaterally withdrew from the agreement, in 2018, a decision made by then-President Donald Trump, Tehran has gradually abandoned most of its commitments.
The Vienna negotiations meanwhile aim to reintegrate Washington into the agreement and ensure Iran respects its commitments.
“We advise all participants in the negotiations to come to Vienna with a desire to reach a good agreement,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday, stressing that Tehran does not want to “waste time or energy.”
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