France ready to resume talks on nuclear deal with Iran

France is ready to resume negotiations on the JCPOA as soon as Iran agrees to set a date, a spokesman for the country’s Foreign Ministry said.

France ready to resume talks on nuclear deal with Iran

Earlier, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kyani said that negotiations on the JCPOA would resume until the end of November.

“Together with other JCPOA members and the United States, which we have been talking about for more than four months, we are ready to resume negotiations as soon as Iran agrees to set a date,” said a French foreign ministry spokesman.

In 2015, the UK, Germany, China, Russia, USA, France and Iran signed a JCPOA. The deal included the lifting of sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran’s nuclear program as a guarantor of Tehran’s non-receipt of nuclear weapons. In May 2018, then-US President Donald Trump decided to unilaterally withdraw and reinstate tough sanctions against Tehran. In response, Iran announced a phased reduction in its obligations under the agreement, abandoning restrictions on nuclear research, centrifuges and the level of uranium enrichment.

In Vienna, negotiations are underway to restore the JCPOA and the lifting of US sanctions on Iran; the sixth round ended on June 20. According to Mikhail Ulyanov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to international organizations in Vienna, the work to restore the deal has been completed by almost 90%, there are still political moments related to the obligations of the United States and how Washington will comply with them in the future.