Texts Proposed by Iran in Vienna Balanced, in Accord with JCPOA, UNSCR 2231: Source

Texts Proposed by Iran in Vienna Balanced, in Accord with JCPOA, UNSCR 2231: Source

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A source close to the team of Iranian negotiators engaged in the talks with the P4+1 in Vienna said the documents that Iran has put forward on Thursday are balanced and in conformity with the JCPOA and the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that endorses the nuclear deal.

Speaking to Tasnim, the source close to the Iranian negotiators said the text of the documents proposed by Iran are “balanced” and have been drafted “exquisitely in full compliance with the text of the 2015 deal and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231”.

The source added that the bulk of the documents consisted of the drafts prepared in the six previous rounds of talks in Vienna.

If the US and the European troika are seriously after an agreement, they should seize the proper opportunity provided by the proposed texts, the source concluded.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Baqeri had announced earlier that Tehran has provided the five parties to the 2015 nuclear deal with draft documents containing its proposals and positions on the removal of the sanctions imposed by the US and Tehran’s nuclear commitments under the accord.

The chief negotiator told reporters on Thursday that two completed drafts had been submitted to the P4+1 —France, Britain, Germany, Russia, and China— concerning the removal of US sanctions and Tehran's nuclear commitments under the JCPOA.

The content of the drafts, he said, include all of proposals and positions of the Iranian negotiating team, adding that Iran was now waiting to hear from the other side to see whether they were ready to put the Iran-drafted documents to discussion.

“Naturally, the other side should study the documents and prepare for serious negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the drafts submitted to them,” the deputy minister said, expressing hope that the other parties will be able to “reach a conclusion in the shortest time possible.”

Envoys from Iran and the P4+1 group of countries began on Monday the seventh round of the talks in the Austrian capital aimed at reviving the JCPOA.

Former US president Donald Trump left the JCPOA in May 2018 and re-imposed the anti-Iran sanctions that the deal had lifted. He also placed additional sanctions on Iran under other pretexts not related to the nuclear case as part of his “maximum pressure” campaign.

Following a year of strategic patience, Iran decided to let go of some of the restrictions on its nuclear energy program, resorting to its legal rights under the JCPOA, which grants a party the right to suspend its contractual commitments in case of a non-performance by the other side.

The US administration of President Joe Biden had said it is willing to compensate for Trump’s mistake and rejoin the deal, but it has retained the sanctions as leverage.

Iran says it won’t settle for anything less than the removal of all US bans in a verifiable manner. It also wants guarantees that the US would not abandon the agreement again.

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