– There was no “expected progress” in the Doha talks
The United States and Iran have been in indirect talks in Doha for two days under the auspices of the European Union on Iran’s nuclear program.
EU (EU) co-ordinator Enrique Mora said on Wednesday that indirect talks between Iran and the United States on the nuclear deal, which began two days ago in Doha, had not yet “progressed as expected by the EU”. .
US Ambassador to Iran Robert Malley and Iranian negotiator Ali Bakery on Tuesday began indirect talks with the European Union (EU) in the Qatari capital to block Vienna talks on Iran’s nuclear deal. The talks, which began in Austria in April 2021, are aimed at reuniting the United States with the Iran nuclear deal reached in 2015 and bringing Iran back to its commitments mandated by the agreement.
“Two days of intensive talks in Doha on #JCPOA. Unfortunately, the progress the EU committee as co-ordinator has not yet made,” Enrique Mora said in a tweet on Wednesday.
The EU co-ordinator tweeted a photo of the meeting with Iran’s chief negotiator, saying, “We will continue to work with greater urgency to regain the key agreement on non-proliferation and regional stability.”
“We are serious”
Iran said during the day that an agreement with the United States on Iran’s nuclear talks was possible, while insisting that it end on Wednesday evening, two days after the start of the Doha talks.
“If the US side has serious intentions and is realistic, an agreement is possible at this stage,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossain Amir-Abdullah said during his visit to Turkmenistan, the official Irna news agency reported on Wednesday.
“We are serious about our desire to conclude a deal,” he added, stressing that his country would not submit to the “red lines” set by Tehran in the context of these talks. In Tehran, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said, “Negotiations in Doha will last for two days in a professional and serious environment.”
No deadline has been set for talks with a US delegation led by Mr Malley at a hotel in the Qatari capital. Two weeks before US President Joe Biden’s first official visit, talks are set to last several days, a European source told AFP.
The two enemies of the truth, who have not had diplomatic relations since the 1980s, are indirectly exchanging. They are sending messages to each other in an attempt to break the stalemate in efforts to renew the 2015 agreement – a deal that eases sanctions in exchange for curbing Iran’s nuclear program. In 2018 it was unilaterally dropped by former US President Donald Trump.
International negotiations to renew the treaty began in April 2021 in Vienna. Iranian officials had earlier expressed hope that progress would be made in Qatar, however, urging Americans to abandon the “Trump method” of negotiations.
“If the United States abandons the Trump system, God willing, we hope to reach a positive and acceptable agreement,” said Ali Bahodori-Jaromi, a spokesman for the Iranian government. He described the system as “disrespectful to international law and past agreements and a violation of the rights of the Iranian people.”
Joe Biden’s US administration says it wants to return to the deal if Tehran renews its obligations, but guarantees that sanctions must be lifted before Iran, and that Washington will not withdraw from the deal.
The ideological military of the Iranian regime has called for the removal of revolutionary guards from the US list of “terrorist organizations”, which has not been officially presented as the “red line”. The optimism that arose from the talks in Doha was translated into the sharp value of the Iranian currency on the black market on Wednesday, according to money changers in the country.
Alex Wadanga, director of Iran’s program at the Washington – based think tank group Middle East, said global tensions in the oil market were an opportunity to put pressure on Iran to lift sanctions on Iran’s crude oil.