Main Issues with US in Vienna Nuclear Talks Settled: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

TEHRAN, June 3: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the main issues between Tehran and Washington in the ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna have been settled, official IRNA news agency reported.

“Today, we are witnessing the resolution of major issues with the United States” in the Vienna talks aimed at the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Rouhani said at the cabinet meeting.

Major economic projects inaugurated recently and to be opened in the near future in Iran are the “signals” that anti-Iran economic pressures of former U.S. President Donald Trump have failed, the Iranian president noted.

He hailed what he called the “victory” of his administration in the face of challenges caused by the United States, linking them to the patience of the Iranian people, his administration’s prudence and leadership guidance.

On Monday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister and top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said “good progress” has been made in Vienna talks.

In May 2018, Trump pulled Washington out of the JCPOA and unilaterally re-imposed sanctions on Iran. In response, Tehran gradually stopped implementing parts of its JCPOA commitments from May 2019.

The JCPOA Joint Commission began to meet offline on April 6 in Vienna to continue the discussion about a possible return of the United States to the JCPOA and how to ensure the full and effective implementation of the nuclear deal.

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