Iran: Iran negotiates based on two drafts it has offered in Vienna

News code : ۱۱۶۶۰۷۴

Iran negotiates based on the drafts it has delivered to the other participants to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna and essentially there is no interim or step-by-step deal, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday.

Speaking in his weekly press conference, Khatibzadeh said that in the talks in the Austrian capital for a possible return of the US to the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran negotiates based on the two drafts it has offered on removing US sanctions and halting Iran's compensatory measures.

The drafts have been completely elaborated on and essentially there is no talk of step-by-step or interim deal, he added.

Iran and the other participants of the nuclear deal, namely China, France, Germany, Russia, and the UK, have so far held seven rounds of talks in Vienna to reach an agreement on how to remove US sanctions against Iran and have Tehran return to full compliance with the JCPOA.

Iran has reduced implementation of parts of its commitments in the deal in response to the US withdrawal in 2018 which led to resumption of US unilateral sanctions lifted by the deal in the first place.

Khatibzadeh said that the next round of these talks would be held later this week, but the exact timing would be announced by the EU deputy foreign policy chief Enrque Mora and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani who leads Tehran's negotiating team in the talks.