Iran’s top negotiator at Vienna talks said Thursday 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 the Islamic Republic’s nuclear commitments under the accord.
Ali Baqeri Kani, Deputy Foreign Minister, told reporters in the Austrian capital 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 agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Press TV reported.
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,” he said, expressing hope that the other parties will be able to “reach a conclusion in the shortest time possible.”
He briefed reporters on the bilateral and multilateral meetings held so far in Vienna and the talks scheduled to be held later on Thursday.
“In these meetings, we expressed our views on the central topics in this round of negotiations, particularly the issue of removing the unlawful and cruel sanctions and shared with them the criteria and indexes that were needed to explain our positions,” he said.
Efforts were made at the meetings to eliminate the ambiguities and answer the questions raised by the other party regarding Iran’s views, he added.
The lead negotiator also warned the other negotiating teams not to allow “outside players” to disrupt the negotiations.
Baqeri Kani explained that certain players were making attempts to throw a wrench in the talks, either directly or indirectly, to thwart an agreement among the JCPOA signatories.
“In the meeting with representatives of different P4+1 parties, I warned that efforts should be made to prevent the views and approach of outside players from negatively affecting the process of the talks,” he added.
Envoys from Iran and the P4+1 group of countries began on Monday the seventh round of the talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the JCPOA.
Source: Tasnim News Agency