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Vienna nuclear talks to resume on Nov 29: Iran

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Iranian nuclear talks negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani (file photo)

Tehran: The stalled Vienna nuclear talks for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will resume on November 29, said Iran's senior nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani.

"In a phone call with Enrique Mora, we agreed to start the negotiations aiming at the removal of unlawful and inhumane sanctions on Nov. 29 in Vienna," Bagheri Kani tweeted late Wednesday.

Xinhua news agency reported that Iran and the European Union had agreed on the resumption of talks in November after meetings between Bagheri Kani and Mora, deputy secretary-general of the European External Action Service, in Tehran and Brussels. Iran has said that the main agenda of the talks will be the issue of lifting sanctions and the related parties' full implementation of obligations to the JCPOA. The talks stood suspended since June following a change in Iran's administration.

However, in April US and Iranian officials began indirect talks in Vienna to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement, but their disagreements remained significant after six rounds of negotiations, which have been interrupted due to Iran's government transition.

To pressure Tehran, US President Joe Biden's administration recently repeated that the window for negotiations on a return to the JCPOA will not be indefinitely open and warned of other options should diplomacy fail.

The Trump administration withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal in May 2018 and imposed sanctions on Iran.

In response, Iran has gradually stopped implementing parts of its commitments to the deal since May 2019.

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