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Iran says it is close to ‘good deal’ at Vienna talks

Iran says it is close to ‘good deal’ at Vienna talks
posted onJanuary 10, 2022

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian announced that “a good deal can be soon reached between Tehran and the P4+1 group of countries in Vienna.

On Sunday, he described the ongoing talks to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal as “positive” and “forward-moving”.

“To us, it is definitely important to defend our country’s rights and interests. Negotiation is about giving something and taking something in exchange. If we have serious determination, we can reach a good deal in the shortest time possible,” he said.

He also expressed satisfaction with the current state of progress in the talks and said the US had certain unacceptable demands earlier in the course of the diplomatic progress.

“Today, however, we believe that the American side has adapted itself to the realities on the ground in non-papers,” he said.

Similarly, France was playing the “bad cop” role earlier in the talks, but it is behaving rationally today, Amir-Abdollahian added.“In the end, a good deal is one with which everyone feels satisfied,” he said.

Iran has breached almost all its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal in response to former US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement in May of 2018.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly demanded that the US lift sanctions imposed on Iran.