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Iran, EU to further discuss nuclear deal

Iran, EU to further discuss nuclear deal
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri meets with European External Action Service deputy secretary general Enrique Mora in Tehran - Iranian Foreign Ministry/AFP
posted onOctober 15, 2021

Iran and the European Union (EU) agreed on Thursday to hold further dialogue in Vienna aimed at resuming talks on the 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers, Tehran said.

The EU envoy to the talks, Enrique Mora, visited Tehran on Thursday and met with Iranian deputy foreign minister Ali Bagheri.

"At the end of this meeting, the two parties agreed to continue dialogue on questions of mutual interest in the coming days in Brussels," Iran's foreign ministry said in a statement.

According to the statement, Mora said the EU was "ready to collaborate with Iran and the other parties".

Iran has gradually left its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal it signed with world powers in response to former US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement in May of 2018.

The negotiations were adjourned on June 20, after hardliner Ebrahim Raisi won Iran's presidential election.

No date has been set for a resumption of dialogue.