The main spokesman for the diplomatic service of the European Union, Peter Stano, said Thursday that the bloc’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, will do “everything possible” to get the talks on the new nuclear deal with Iran back on track and guarantee full compliance with the treaty.
During the briefing of the European Commission, Stano asserted that the EU, the parties to the agreement and the entire international community want this effort by Borrell as coordinator of the talks, since the agreement “is an important part of the non-proliferation architecture ” of nuclear weapons.
In this regard, Stano explained that Enrique Mora, the bloc’s chief negotiator and deputy secretary general of the EU’s diplomatic service, is in Tehran holding talks with the Iranian deputy foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator, Bagheri Kani, and other officials. .
Stano added that Mora is also discussing other issues relevant to bilateral relations between the EU and Iran.
EU diplomacy has made significant efforts to bring Iran and the US back to the negotiating table on the nuclear deal.
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Under the EU presidency, representatives from Iran, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany have been negotiating for months in the Austrian capital of Vienna to ensure full compliance with the deal and bring the US back to it.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was signed in 2015 by Iran, the US, China, Russia, France, the UK, Germany and the EU.
Under the deal, Tehran agreed to limit its nuclear activity to civilian purposes, and in exchange, world powers agreed to lift their economic sanctions against Iran.
However, the United States, under the presidency of Donald Trump, unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran, which led Tehran to stop complying with the agreement.
*Translated by Daniel Gallego.
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