nuclear | Iran sends its “final proposals” by midnight

(Tehran) The head of Iranian diplomacy said that his country will announce on Monday its “final proposals” on the nuclear file, after the United States, according to him, accepted two Iranian demands.

Posted at 6:34 AM

The official IRNA news agency quoted Mr. Hossein Amir Abdollahian, as saying that he did not specify the requirements he was referring to.

The American side verbally agreed on both issues (required by Iran). “We will send our final proposals in writing by midnight” (1930 GMT), he said.

“If you accept our proposals, we are ready to conclude (discussions) and announce the agreement at a meeting of foreign ministers,” Amir Abdollahian said.

The announcement comes at a time when major powers are awaiting a response from Tehran to a deal proposal presented on July 26 by the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell.

Iran announced, on Friday, that it is ready to accept the final text drawn up in Vienna to save the 2015 agreement, known for its acronym JCPOA, provided that it is accompanied by a certain number of assurances.

“The JCPOA is the result of months of efforts by our colleagues at the State Department, who, admittedly, may have as fundamental flaws as any document. What we are interested in is the emphasis on the lifting of sanctions on Iran,” the minister added.

After several months of deadlock, diplomats from all sides (Iran, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany) with indirect participation from the United States returned to Vienna on August 4 for another attempt to salvage the agreement, under the auspices of the European Union.

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The aim of the talks is to put the agreement back on track, which aims to ensure the civilian nature of Iran’s nuclear program, which is accused of seeking to acquire atomic weapons despite its denials.

But after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018 under Donald Trump and the reimposition of US sanctions, Tehran has gradually freed itself from its obligations.

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