Representatives from major world powers and Iran continued talks on the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Friday in Vienna, with the U.S. and Germany both expressing cautious optimism about the state of the ongoing negotiations.
The announcement comes after European diplomatic sources said Tehran recently gave encouraging signs about opening informal talks over the nuclear deal.
Iran had threatened to bar U.N. nuclear inspectors if the U.S. doesn't lift economic sanctions by next week.
Russia won’t join any coalitions against China or any other countries, and regards US demands to force Beijing into nuclear talks as inappropriate.
Iran dismissed US President Donald Trump’s offer of better talks with the US over its nuclear program as “nothing but political showboating.”
South Korea foreign minister called on Monday for a quick resumption of stalled US-North Korean nuclear talks.