In line with Tehran’s efforts to imply that nuclear talks are progressing well, the state-run news agency IRNA says 80 percent of Iran’s demands are included in a draft.
IRNA claimed Friday that according to a “European official”, during the last two rounds of talks between Iran and the P4+1 in Vienna, the Iranian negotiating team submitted new written proposals, about 80 percent of which have been considered in an existing draft.
The negotiations “are very difficult,” but as far as they show progress, we can hope that the outcome will be mutually satisfactory, IRNA quoted the official as saying.
In a joint press conference with visiting Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein in Tehran on Thursday, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said, “During the recent negotiations in Vienna, we managed to come up with a single draft and a single agenda after two rounds of talks and this was a major progress.”
Talks to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will resume on Monday [December 27], two parties to the talks announced on Thursday.
The negotiations between Iran, three European countries, Russia and China, which have been underway since April in Vienna have so far not resulted in substantial progress.