Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani described the recent round of nuclear talks as critical, saying that significant progress has been made in the talks.
“Relative progress was achieved, but this progress did not fully reach Iran’s legal demands, and we had other expectations from the other side that we believed should be met,” Kanaani said in his daily press conference on Monday.
“The result of the talks was that the EU coordinator, as the mediator of the talks, presented a new summary to the negotiating parties based on the results of the previous talks in Vienna and Doha and the recent talks. These issues needed more consultations. The teams were scheduled to return to the capitals,” he added.
Kanaani went on to say that supplementary negotiations will be held in the capitals and supplementary comments will be submitted to Borrell’s final and new proposal.
“Serious consultations were held and are ongoing at the highest levels in Tehran,” the Iranian diplomat emphasized, adding that the talks are in the stage of progress, but speaking of being close to an agreement at this round of talks depends on meeting Iran’s rightful expectations from the other side, especially the American side.
Kanaani noted that Iran believes that an agreement can be reached if Iran’s redlines are respected and the main interests of the country according to the JCPOA are guaranteed.
Reaching an agreement can happen in the very near future if such a situation is provided, according to him.
Source: Agencies (editted by Al-Manar English Website)