Europeans express their dismay as Iran walks back compromises in nuclear talks in Vienna

European diplomats express ‘disappointment and concern’ on Friday after five days of international negotiations in Vienna on the nuclear deal met Reviving Iran of 2015 as Iran Submitted Two Draft Proposals die months seemed to undo of dialogue.

Senior diplomats of the E3 group of Britain, France and Germany expressed “disappointment and concern after a thorough and careful analysis of Iran’s proposed” changes to the text negotiated during the previous six rounds,” die took place rather this year.

“Tehran is running back almost all of the difficult compromises die made after many months of hard work”, they said, adding that the Iranian delegation was “big changes.”

They went on to say it was “unclear” how this new gaps can be closed in a realistic timeframe.”

The latest round of conversations started on Monday between the E3, Iran, China and Russia, with the United States participate indirectly.

Diplomats wanted to revive the 2015 deal, die started to unravel in 2018 when then US President Donald Trump withdrew out of the deal and re-imposed sanctions, prompting Iran to start crossing borders on it’s nuclear program the following year.

The diplomats said the delegations should “return to the capitals to assess the situation and request instructions before meeting again.” next week to see of gaps may or may not be closed.”

“Our Governments” remain fully committed to a diplomatic way forward. But time is running out out,” they said.

Iran said: on On Thursday it had submitted two draft proposals for the nuclear deal.

Europeans express their dismay as Iran walks back compromises in nuclear talks in Vienna

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri, arrives in the Coburg Palace in Vienna for nuclear talks, on November 29, 2021. (Vladimir Simicek/AFP)

On Thursday, Iran’s lead negotiator Ali Bagheri said the proposals concerned two main issues facing the 2015 agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, of JCPOA.

“The first document amounts up the point of the Islamic republic of view over the hoisting of sanctions, while the second goes over Iran’s nuclear actions,” Bagheri told state TV.

“Now the Other” side must examine these documents and prepare to enter into negotiations with Iran based on these documents.”

Extreme and maximalist

An E3 diplomat told Israeli Walla news that the design on the easing of sanctions was extreme and maximalist, with the Iranians increase their demands to lift the sanctions in comparison met agreements with the Rouhanic government last June.

Talks have resumed in the Austrian capital on Monday after Iran paused them in June after the elections of ultra-conservative president Ebrahim Raisi.

the diplomat also told Walla that Iran had returned on also the nuclear design, removing all previously agreed compromises language on steps roll back it’s nuclear program.

“The Iranians have been told that their proposals are not serious and that they must leave.” back to Tehran and receive further instructions,” the diplomat said.

Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency said talks “most likely” would resume on Monday. But French President Emmanuel Macron warned there could be a longer pause in the discussions, die just resumed on November 29 after a five-month break.

Speak on a visit to the United Arab Emirates, just across the Gulf from Iran, the French president said it was “should cannot be ruled out” that this round of conversations “will not reopen anytime soon.”

Including the Gulf States and Israel

In comments die probably his hosts in will please the Gulf, but enrage Iran, Macron said a broader framework can benefit the discussions on bring Washington back in the deal.

He seemed to suggest involving the Gulf States and even Israel in the talks, although it seems inconceivable to have Iranian and Israeli envoys at the same table.

“I think everyone is conscious” of the fact that don’t talk, don’t try to be one. to find new framework on both nuclear and regional issues, weakens everyone and is a factor in increasing conflict,” said the French president.

“It is also important to re-enter a slightly broader dynamic and also involve the regional powers,” he said added.

“It is difficult to come to an agreement when the Gulf States, Israel and all those whose security is… directly those affected are not involved.”

French President Emmanuel Macron (L) is greeted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan during his tour of the French Pavilion at the Dubai Expo on the first day of his Golf Tour, on December 3, 2021. (Thomas Samson/AFP)

On Thursday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called… for an “immediate shutdown” of the nuclear talks, in which Iran is accused of “nuclear blackmail.”

in a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, called Bennett instead for to take “concrete measures” against the Islamic Republic.

The goal of the JCPOA is to make it practically impossible for Iran to build an atomic bomb, while allowing to pursue a civilian nuclear? program. Iran denies wanting a nuclear weapon arsenal.

Blinken said on Thursday it was not too late for Iran to revive the 2015 deal in to blow, but warned that hope for the success of the conversations were wearing thin.

“I think in the very near future, the next day of so we will be in a position to judge of Iran now actually intends itself in to put in good believe,” Blinken told reporters in Stockholm on the sidelines of a meeting of the organisation for Security and collaboration in Europe. “I have to tell you, recent” moves, recent rhetoric, don’t give us a lot of cause for optimism.”

“But even though it’s getting very late, it’s not too late for Iran reverses course,” Blinken added.

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