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Iran: Outstanding Issues at Vienna Talks Not Limited to Revolutionary Guards

Iran: Outstanding Issues at Vienna Talks Not Limited to Revolutionary Guards

Wednesday, 4 May, 2022 - 09:15
Iranians walk in a market in Tehran, Iran May 1, 2022. (West Asia News Agency via Reuters)

A news platform associated with Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) reported that unresolved issues at the Vienna talks aiming to revive the 2015 nuclear deal are not exclusive to clearing sanctions facing Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

Nour News, a website affiliated to the secretary of the SNSC, blamed the Biden administration for “ignoring” the solution for remaining obstacles inhibiting a deal in Vienna.

The Wall Street Journal on Sunday quoted two sources as saying that the European coordinator for the Vienna talks, Enrique Mora, is awaiting an Iranian invitation to visit Tehran.

Mora, according to the New York-based daily, would attempt breaking the impasse by getting Iranian officials to sign a final text of a deal that does not include removing the Revolutionary Guards from the list of terrorist organizations.

Nour News questioned the US report, saying that “independent sources did not confirm this information.”

Moreover, the Iranian news platform said that the published report was “an attempt to show that the arrogant US position, which insists on Iran retreating from its initial position to reach an agreement, will not change.”

“Iran has repeatedly declared that parties must seek a strong, just and sustainable agreement, in order to reduce the West's concerns about Iran's peaceful nuclear program, and create the appropriate conditions for Iran to benefit from the economic interests of the agreement,” reported Nour News.

“On this basis, red lines were drawn,” it added, stressing that the Iranian nuclear team's dealings with the other parties in negotiations are taking place within these boundaries.

The agency also commented on another report that talked about the dwindling hopes among the West to revive the agreement.

“Increasing complications in international developments centered around the Ukrainian crisis, should make the US realize that continuing this path will make it difficult to reach an agreement,” it explained.

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