Fresh talks on Iran nuclear deal next week in Vienna

3 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

BRUSSELS: World powers and Iran agreed Friday to meet for talks next week in Vienna on the nuclear deal with Tehran, with mediators to hold “separate contacts” with the US, the EU said.

Participants would meet in the Austrian capital “to clearly identify sanctions lifting and nuclear implementation measures, including through convening meetings of the relevant expert groups”, reports AFP.

“The coordinator will also intensify separate contacts in Vienna with all JCPOA participants and the United States,” the European Union said, referring to the deal by its initials.

The announcement came after a video conference of signatories to the 2015 accord, as they look to bring Washington back on board following former leader Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw.