June 3, 2023

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EU’s Borrell expected in Tehran for JCPOA talks

TEHRAN – European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrel will arrive in Tehran late on Friday night for talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and other Iranian officials dealing with the Vienna talks intended to revive the 2015 nuclear deal

The talks to restore the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), began in April 2021. However, the have been on hold since March.  The negotiating partners say most technical issues have been resolved and it is time for Iran and the U.S. to take political decisions.

“I am travelling to Tehran, as coordinator of the JCPOA, to meet my counterpart  Amir Abdollahian and other relevant Iranian authorities,” Borrel tweeted on Friday.

Borrell and his deputy Enrique Mora have been acting as intermediary between Iran and the United States to restore the nuclear deal.

Iran has been insisting that the U.S. should lift all sanctions that have been imposed since former U.S. president Donald Trump abandoned the JCPOA in May 2018, delist the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) from foreign terrorist organizations and give assurances that it will not quit the agreement again.

Borrell said, “Diplomacy is the only way to go back to full implementation of the deal and to reverse current tensions.”

Original News : https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/473977/EU-s-Borrell-expected-in-Tehran-for-JCPOA-talks

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