Iranian Foreign Minister Abdullahiyan said on December 20 that Iran is willing to complete the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue held in Vienna, Austria, and resume the implementation negotiations based on the previously agreed draft outcome.
According to the website of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdullashiyan made the above statement when he met with the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borelli, in the Jordanian capital Amman, on the same day. Abdullahyan also said that in order to reach an agreement, relevant parties should avoid politicizing the issue, adopt a pragmatic attitude and make necessary decisions.
Borelli said on social media that the two sides “agreed on the need to maintain open communication and resume implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement on the basis of the Vienna negotiations.”
According to reports, Kirby, the strategic communications coordinator of the National Security Council of the United States, said on the same day that the United States welcomes the EU to communicate with Iran. but resuming the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement is not the current focus of the United States.
In July 2015, Iran reached a nuclear agreement with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany. In May 2018, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the agreement, and then restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran. Since May 2019, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of some terms of the agreement, but has promised that the measures taken are “reversible”. Starting from April 2021, relevant parties to the Iran nuclear agreement will hold several rounds of talks in Vienna to discuss the issue of the United States and Iran resuming their compliance with the agreement, and the United States will indirectly participate in the negotiations. In early August this year, the EU submitted a “final text” to the negotiating parties on resuming the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement. Iran and the United States subsequently exchanged written views on the text, and negotiations have made no apparent progress since September.