EU says ‘pause’ in Iran nuclear talks needed due to ‘external factors’

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EU says ‘pause’ in Iran nuclear talks needed due to ‘external factors’
Josep Borrell says he will continue to be in touch with all parties ‘to overcome the current situation,’ as Russia’s Ukraine invasion complicates final stages of diplomacy
By Jon Gambrell
11 March 2022

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief said Friday that “a pause” was needed in ongoing talks over Iran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers, blaming “external factors” for the delay. The comments by Josep Borrell come as a roadmap appeared imminent for the US to rejoin an accord it unilaterally withdrew from in 2018 and for Iran to again limit its rapidly advancing nuclear program. And while Borrell didn’t elaborate, it also comes as Russia last week tied the ongoing negotiations to sanctions Moscow faces over its war on Ukraine.

“A pause in (hashtag)ViennaTalks is needed, due to external factors. A final text is essentially ready and on the table,” Borrell wrote on Twitter. “As coordinator, I will, with my team, continue to be in touch with all (hashtag)JCPOA participants and the US to overcome the current situation and to close the agreement.”

The JCPOA, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, is the 2015 nuclear deal’s formal name. Talks have been going on for months in Vienna over trying to come up with a way to restart the deal. Responding to Borrell, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said the pause “could be a momentum for resolving any remaining issue and a final return.”

more.............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/eu-says-pause-in-iran-nuclear-talks-needed-due-to-external-factors/
 

GHoe

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Lots of reports and video on Twitter right now "multiple ballistic missiles" landing in Erbil, Iraq where the US consulate is located. There is speculation the consulate was the target and possibly hit but no confirmation that I have seen. Many posts and some video is indicating the missiles came from Iran territory.

Interesting timing if true
 

Randy B

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Lots of reports and video on Twitter right now "multiple ballistic missiles" landing in Erbil, Iraq where the US consulate is located. There is speculation the consulate was the target and possibly hit but no confirmation that I have seen. Many posts and some video is indicating the missiles came from Iran territory.

Interesting timing if true
I'm seeing the same. Also saw a video someone posted of the missiles being launched from what they claimed was Western Iran. In addition to the US consulate in Erbil there is also a military base that houses US Soldiers that has been hit by rocket attacks before...
 
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