Iran nuclear deal

Iran says it responded to EU proposal aimed at salvaging 2015 nuclear deal

Published: Updated:
Read Mode
100% Font Size
2 min read

Iran has responded to top European Union diplomat Josep Borrell's proposal aimed at salvaging Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, and seeks a swift conclusion to negotiations, the top Iranian nuclear negotiator said on Sunday.

“We shared our proposed ideas, both on substance & form, to pave the way for a swift conclusion of Vienna negotiations,” Ali Bagheri Kani tweeted, without giving any more details on Iran's position.

“As Iran, we stand ready to conclude the negotiations in a short order, should the other side be ready to do the same.”

For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

On Tuesday, Borrell said he had proposed a new draft text to revive the accord under which Iran curbed its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions.

Then-US President Donald Trump reneged on the deal in 2018 and reimposed US sanctions, prompting Iran to violate the deal's nuclear limits.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action deal aimed to make it harder for Iran to amass the fissile material for a nuclear weapon, an ambition Iran has long denied, saying its atomic program was for peaceful purposes.

On Tuesday, the State Department said it was reviewing Borrell's proposal and would respond to the EU.

Read more:

Iran welcomes nuclear diplomacy, urges US to show interest

EU submits draft Iran nuclear deal text: Borrell

Western European powers press Iran to agree to nuclear deal

Top Content Trending