ISLAMABAD, Sep 21, (Asia Free Press): The European Union Foreign policy Chief Joseb Borrell on Monday said that Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will not meet with Iran at the United Nations this week to discuss a return to nuclear deal talks
According to Reuters news agency, the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced earlier that the ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia would meet with a representative of Iran at the United Nations this week to push for a restart of stalled talks over reviving the nuclear deal.
“Some years it happens, some years it doesn’t happen. It’s not in the agenda,” the agency quoted Borrell as saying, who also acts as coordinator for the deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
“But the important thing is not this ministerial meeting, but the will of all parties to resume negotiations in Vienna,” he said.
Speaking earlier on September 20, Le Drian said negotiations must restart and we need to take advantage of this UN General Assembly Session, “Iran must accept a return to the talks as quickly as possible by appointing its representatives for the negotiations.” He added.
It should be reminded that Under the Iran nuclear agreement, Tehran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear activities for sack of lifting sanctions from international community.
But in 2018 then-US President Donald Trump rolled back the deal, reintroducing painful economic sanctions. Iran responded as of 2019 by breaching many of the deal’s core restrictions.