The representative of Russia in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, confirmed that he had met with the representative of Saudi Arabia, Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan, and had informed him about the latest developments related to the talks with Iran. in about its nuclear program.
In addition, the representative of Russia added in a tweet on Twitter today, Thursday, that he exchanged prospects for the security dialogue in the Gulf region with the representative of Saudi Arabia.
The Russian delegate said in statements to Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath a few days ago that it is necessary to focus on the issue of lifting US sanctions in the negotiations in course with Iran in Vienna, because it is still the biggest and most complex obstacle.
He also added that he “marvels at Western skepticism” about the seriousness of the Iranian negotiating delegation, noting that “these negotiations are easy and making progress”, without clarifying the points of progress.
Encountered with the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia and its people colleagues from the capital. I informed them on the situation in the #ViennaTalks. We also exchanged opinions on perspectives of safety dialogue in the area of Persian Gulf. photo.twitter.com / ju5CdxqqWo
– Mikhail Ulyanov (@Amb_Ulyanov) January 6, 2022
And the participants in the nuclear talks met in Vienna on Tuesday to finalize negotiations on the relaunch of the nuclear deal signed with Iran in 2015, after a day-long break for the New Year holidays.
Interestingly, Russian envoy Mikhail Ulyanov made it clear last week, according to US Foreign Policy magazine, that his country and China urged the Iranian delegation to make some concessions and negotiate on the basis of the draft which was agreed in previous rounds with Europeans.
However, the mostly optimistic Russian official returned and tweeted commenting on the US magazine issue, explaining that some of his statements were taken out of context.
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