Vienna, 30 November 2021 (TDI): Representatives of Iran and the P4+1 group – Britain, France, Russia, China plus Germany – held the first round of Vienna talks. The officials resumed negotiations on lifting the illegal sanctions on Iran and further conditions.

Following the first session of the Joint Commission meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), most representatives illustrated a positive start for the talks. In that sense, the meeting’s goal relay on the revival of the nuclear deal and the lifting of anti-Iran sanctions. Therefore, the parties are well aware of the commitments in previous sessions.

For its part, Iran highlighted its seriousness to take part in the new round of Vienna talks in order to remove sanctions. Furthermore, the country urges the actors to respect Iran’s sovereignty and rights for a nuclear program.

Further declarations in Vienna Talks

Enrique Mora, the coordinator of the Joint Commission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board, stated that Iran “has accepted to continue this round of talks based on previous six rounds, but Iranians have emphasized that they want to see that sensitivities of the new administration in Tehran are included in the negotiations”.

The official also highlighted that the text written on June 20 is an incomplete draft full of parentheses. Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani noted that the text from the previous six rounds of talks is a draft, not an agreement.

For his part, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that the new administration in Tehran “does not ignore previous negotiations, but it will hold talks on issues of differences based on its own considerations”.

The Islamic Republic negotiating team is demonstrating seriousness to reach an agreement has made certain parties involved in Vienna talks concerned.