The European Union (EU) coordinator for the Iran nuclear talks, Enrique Mora, said he would visit Tehran on Saturday to fill in the gaps on the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Mora, deputy secretary-general of the European External Action Service, said on Twitter on Friday that he planned to meet Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani in the Iranian capital on Saturday as part of efforts to to fill “the remaining gaps in the Vienna talks.”
“We have to conclude this negotiation. There are a lot of stakes,” he added.
The EU coordinator’s remarks came two weeks after the EU on March 11 announced a pause in Vienna talks on reinstating the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Plan of Joint Global Action (JCPOA), Xinhua News Agency reported.
In 2015, Iran signed the JCPOA with the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council: China, France, Russia, Britain and the United States, plus the Germany) and the EU. However, former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew Washington from the pact in May 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran, prompting Iran to drop some of its nuclear commitments.
Since April 2021, Iran and the other JCPOA parties have held eight rounds of marathon talks in Vienna to revive the deal.
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