VIENNA, Jan 01, ( Asia Free Press): Vienna talks focused on lifting sanctions will continue on Monday, January 3, 2022 after a short recess due to the New Year’s holidays.
Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator has left Vienna for Tehran after meeting with the European troika, (representatives of the three parties to the JCPOA) and Enrique Mora, according to media reports.
Before leaving for Tehran, Bagheri Kani told reporters in front of the Coburg Hotel that he would return to Vienna on Monday to resume further talks, reported state-run IRNA.
Earlier, Bagheri Kani met and held talks with Mora and the European troika in diplomatic Vienna talks.
The ongoing round of talks – the eighth round – was originally set to be held after the New Year holiday, but the teams decided to reconvene between the two holidays as an indication of seriousness.
In the meantime, some media have attempted to keep up with their deviated narrative of the talks in the Austrian capital, reporting that negotiations have come to no result and the teams were going to put an end to the talks.
Meanwhile, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani said on previous Monday that reaching an agreement on effective removal of sanctions against Iran is the key to the success of the eighth round of talks in Vienna to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
Almost all representatives of the participant countries had underscored the priority of removing the illegal sanctions against Iran, Bagheri Kani told Iranian reporters, referring to the meeting of the JCPOA on Monday evening in the Austrian capital.
“It was agreed that the removal of sanctions be put on the agenda in experts meetings and the joint meetings between Iran and the P4+1,” he added.
The Iranian top negotiator also said that the delegations have agreed to consider in the issue of sanctions removal the two main deliberations of Iran, i.e. verification of sanctions removal and assurances for that.