Iran and the European Union have agreed during a visit by the bloc’s foreign policy chief to resume nuclear talks with the United States that have stalled since March, APA reports citing Aljazeera.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and the EU’s Josep Borrell announced during a news conference following a “long but positive” talk on Saturday that they have agreed that indirect talks between Tehran and Washington to restore their 2015 nuclear accord will restart within days.
Amirabdollahian told reporters that, for Iran, what matters most is that it can enjoy the full economic benefits that it was promised under the original deal.
“Whatever issue that can negatively impact Iran’s economic benefits will not be agreeable” for Iran and the government of President Ebrahim Raisi, he said.
“We hope, specifically, that the American side will this time realistically and fairly engage in committed and responsible acts towards reaching the final point of an agreement.”
Borrell also welcomed the resumption of the talks, saying a restored nuclear deal would benefit the region and the world.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met and held talks with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell Fontelles on Saturday at Iran's foreign ministry, APA reports citing Mehr news.
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs is scheduled to meet with some of the Irainian high-ranking officials during his visit to Iran.
According to the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Borrell's visit comes within the framework of ongoing consultations between Iran and the European Union, bilateral, international and international issues, as well as the latest status of Vienna talks on the removal of anti-Iranian sanctions.
No details of the meeting of Amir-Abdollahian and Borrell have been published yet.