JCPOA talks move forward: Iranian MP

Speaking to Tasnim, Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Vahid Jalalzadeh, quoted Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian as saying at a recent committee meeting that the talks of the JCPOA were progressing.

He said the Iranian team of negotiators managed to resolve a series of ambiguities in the talks that remained from the previous administration and persuaded the other parties to agree on Tehran’s demands.

Iran’s agenda in the JCPOA talks is an end to unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States, the MP noted, denouncing European and American attempts to obtain the maximum concessions from Iran in the negotiations .

The eighth round of talks between Iran and the other signatories to the 2015 deal – Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany – kicked off last week in the Austrian capital, as Sources familiar with the talks say the Iranian team insists on a long-term deal. and reliable, rejecting a tentative deal.

On Thursday, Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Baqeri and Enrique Mora, the European Union’s deputy foreign policy chief and head of the Joint Commission for the nuclear deal, officially known as the Action Plan Global Joint (JCPOA), as well as representatives of the three European signatories of the agreement held separate meetings.

Reports suggest that the factual verification of the lifting of US sanctions, which had been one of the main issues opposed by Western parties, has been officially acknowledged and a discussion on verification mechanisms is still ongoing.

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