Iran will resume its nuclear negotiations with Western parties on Thursday in Vienna after talks were halted by Tehran a week ago because it was angry that the U.S. expanded sanctions against it and blacklisted more companies and people.
According to the Geneva Agreement sealed on November 24 between Iran and the P5+1 group, Iran will work on restraining its controversial nuclear program in exchange of decreasing the sanctions imposed on it. Based on this, imposing any additional sanctions on Iran during the phase of the temporary agreement, which is set to last six months, can be considered a violation of the agreement.
American legislators included 19 Iranian individuals and companies on the updated sanctions list. But, despite Iran’s threat to reject the Geneva agreement, both parties will resume negotiations on Thursday in Austria.
Vienna’s talks are aimed at discussing technicalities and the issue of sanctions in order to prepare the implementation plan for the political agreement both parties reached in Geneva.
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