Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri-Kani heading to a session of nuclear talks in Vienna.

Tehran News Agency Says Reports About An Imminent Nuclear Deal Not True

Saturday, 02/19/2022

Tasnim news agency in Tehran has dismissed reports about the imminent signing of a nuclear agreement between Iran and world power in the coming days.

Tasnim, affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard, said on Saturday that direct and indirect quotes from Western diplomats in Vienna to the effect that a draft agreement is ready and will be signed next week, “are simply speculations and are not true.”

The agency went on to say that there are still important issues over which no agreement has been reached and talks continue to breach the gaps. These are demands that Iran has been insisting on, it said, and until there is agreement on these issues, talks will go on.

Tehran has been demanding the lifting of all United States’ sanctions and a legal guarantee by Washington that it would not renege on its commitments once a deal is reached. The US has said it will only lift ‘nuclear sanctions’.

Tasnim blamed Western states for putting out false reports to serve their political ends.

Reuters on Thursday reported some details about what it said was a draft agreement reached in Vienna in to pave the way for the restoration of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement. It said that the 20-page document still needs agreement on some issues and nothing is final until everything is agreed upon.

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