Western quartet talks in Paris on Iranian nuclear power

US envoy responsible for the Iranian nuclear dossier, Robert Malley, will arrive in Paris on Friday to hold four-party talks (United States, France, Germany and Great Britain) on how to resume negotiations with Tehran on its nuclear program, diplomatic sources said. Thursday.

A spokesman for the US State Department said that “after consultations with partners in the region, the Iranian special envoy from Mali will meet on Friday in Paris with his counterparts from the A3 group”, the three European countries interested in the Iranian nuclear dossier.

In turn, a French diplomatic source said that a representative of the European Union will also attend this meeting.

Mali is in visit to Paris after a tour of the Gulf that took him in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

The US envoy will travel to Paris after the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, expressed his concern on Tuesday about the impossibility of meeting senior Iranian officials, contrary to what was stipulated. in an agreement concluded on 12 September between the International Agency and the Islamic Republic.

That day, the agency reached an agreement with Tehran on a new compromise on monitoring the Iranian nuclear program, which gave hope that it could resume talks in Vienna aimed at saving the 2015 nuclear deal.

These talks have been suspended since hard-line conservative Ebrahim Raisi was elected president of Iran in June.

The Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency also expressed his regret that UN inspectors have not yet been able to reach a workshop for the manufacture of centrifuge components at the Tissa complex located in Karaj, near Tehran, also contrary to what was stipulated in the agreement of 12 September.

And the historic agreement of 2015, from which Washington unilaterally withdrew in 2018, provides for the lifting of part of the international sanctions imposed on Iran in change in its commitment to significantly reduce its nuclear program and put it under the supervision of the United Nations.

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