Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Baqeri unveiled plans for restarting negotiations on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal before the end of November.
Baqeri announced the development in a tweet following talks with Enrique Mora, the European Union’s deputy foreign policy chief, in Brussels on Wednesday.
Baqeri said he “had a very serious & constructive dialogue with Enrique Mora on the essential elements for successful negotiations.”
“We agree to start negotiations before the end of November. Exact date would be announced in the course of the next week,” the Iranian diplomat added, Press TV reported.
The US re-introduced the sanctions against Iran in 2018 after leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a historic nuclear agreement that had lifted the economic bans in return for some voluntary restrictions on Iran’s peaceful nuclear energy program.
A year later, Iran resorted to its legal rights stipulated in Article 26 of the JCPOA, which grants a party the right to suspend its contractual commitments in case of non-compliance by other signatories and let go of some of the restrictions imposed on its nuclear energy program.
Iran and the remaining parties to the JCPOA have held six rounds of talks in Vienna, which began after the US administration of Joe Biden voiced a willingness to rejoin the nuclear agreement, to examine the prospect of the bans’ fresh removal.