Middle East

Iran says nuclear deal is within reach, presents 2 settlement options

16:21, 02 December 2021
Iran says nuclear deal is within reach, presents 2 settlement options Photo: Rouzbeh Fouladi/ZUMAPRESS.com

The drafts sent to the 2015 nuclear agreement members state that lifting the sanctions imposed on Iran remains the main priority of the Middle East giant.

On Thursday diplomat Ali Bagheri Kani announced that Iran had presented to its European partners who participated in the 2015 nuclear deal two projects concerning lifting sanctions and determining Iran’s nuclear obligations.

"We have delivered two proposed drafts to them. Of course they need to check the texts that we have provided to them. If they are ready to continue the talks, we are in Vienna to continue the talks," Ali Bagheri Kani said during a press conference held in Vienna, Austria.

EU officials have confirmed that they received the propositions.

Besides, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amirabdollahian highlighted on Twitter that nuclear talks are being held “with seriousness” adding that Iran focuses on removing sanctions.

“Good deal within reach if the West shows good will. We seek rational, sober & result-oriented dialogue.”

The drafts appear days after the deal members including the US, China, Russia, the UK, Germany, and France relaunched nuclear talks with the second-largest Middle East country on Monday.

The negotiations have recently been suspended for several months due to the appointment of conservative Islamist Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s new President. The parties decided to restart negotiations in September.

The nuclear deal with Iran was signed in 2015 but got later disrupted after then-US President Donald Trump had unilaterally left the accord and reintroduced tough sanctions on Iran. Iran has then breached its commitments and resumed developing its nuclear program.