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Iran says nuclear talks with world powers will resume in Vienna in a few weeks

Biden says US willing to return to compliance with nuclear deal if Iran reciprocates

IRAN-NUCLEAR/DEAL An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria | Reuters

Iran has said that it will have talks with other world powers over reviving the 2015 nuclear deal in a few weeks.

Iran's IRNA news agency reported that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, informally known as the Iran nuclear deal, would be covered in Amirabdollahian’s bilateral meetings with the foreign ministers of JCPOA participants, Khatibzadeh explained, adding that there would be no 4+1 meeting, however.

On September 5, President Ebrahim Raisi had said that Iran did not oppose the principle of negotiations. "Negotiations is an option as a tool for diplomacy, but negotiation under pressure and threats is not acceptable at all,” he said.

Six rounds of indirect talks have been held between the United States and Iran in Vienna to try work out how both countries can return to compliance with the nuclear pact.

Following former US President Donald Trump's decision to exit the US from the nuclear agreement, Iran waited a year before resuming its nuclear activities.

A 2020 International Atomic Energy Agency report noted that Iran now held more than 12 times the amount of enriched uranium permitted under the JCPOA" and that "work has also begun on the construction of new underground facilities close to Natanz, its main enrichment facility".

Biden's administration was seen as being more amenable to a nuclear deal. At his first United Nations General Assembly address as president on Tuesday, he said the US would return to the Iranian nuclear deal if Iran did the same.

"We're prepared to return to full compliance if Iran does the same," he said.


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