TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna noted that the talks had entered important and fundamental issues, saying that Iran would not accept any commitment in the nuclear field beyond the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Kazem Gharibabadi stated on Tuesday night: “What is important for the Iranian delegation is that if an agreement is reached, Iran will not accept any commitment in the nuclear field beyond the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and all sanctions should be lifted and verified.”
He noted that the differences decreased in each round of the talks. However, critical and key issues have been in the foreground at this time.
Meanwhile referring to the ongoing Vienna talks, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs said that disputes have reached a point where everyone believes they are not unresolvable.
“Today we are in a situation where we need to review the processes of talks that have taken place so far,” said Seyed Abbass Araqchi prior to the meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA on Wednesday.
“All delegations concluded that the delegates should return to their respective capitals for consultations and further decision-making on disputes,” he added.
“Today we will have a final meeting of the 5th round of Joint Commission, after which the delegations will return to their capitals,” the Iranian diplomat said, adding, “A return date will likely be decided at the Joint Commission meeting.”
Araqchi went on to say, “All the delegations are determined and there is complete seriousness. Disputes have reached a point where everyone believes that it is not impossible to resolve, but details are important anyway, and our firm positions are important to be respected.”
The date of the next meeting will be determined today, he noted, adding, “We will probably return to Vienna after a consultation in Tehran as in the past.”
A meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission will be held on Wednesday evening with the participation of Iran and the P4+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, UK) in the Grand Hotel in the Austrian capital.
As usual, the meeting will be chaired by Deputy of European Union Foreign Policy Chief Enrique Mora.
Meanwhile Russia’s representative to the international organizations in Vienna says talks underway in the Austrian capital on a potential revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal may need “additional time” to reach a breakthrough, emphasizing that nothing is agreed until everything is agreed.
Mikhail Ulyanov made the remarks in a tweet on Wednesday in response to reports that Moscow was optimistic about progress in the Vienna talks between the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
“Not necessarily. We simply observe steady progress at the Vienna talks on #JCPOA. We recognize this obvious fact. But we are always cautious in our assessments: nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. We are very close to this stage but it may take additional time,” he wrote.
In another tweet, Ulyanov said, “I envy political analysts who make their judgments so easily on the most complicated world problems. My recommendation: don’t make hasty conclusions.”