Iran says nuclear talks won’t resume for 2-3 months


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Iran says nuclear talks won’t resume for 2-3 months
Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian asserts Tehran not trying to ‘flee’ efforts at reviving faltering 2015 pact, but new government needs to set policy first
1 September 2021

TEHRAN, Iran — Stalled talks aimed at reviving Iran’s nuclear agreement with world powers will likely not resume for another two to three months, Tehran’s foreign ministry said Wednesday. Steered by the European Union, the talks began in April and seek to bring the US back into a deal agreed in 2015. Former US president Donald Trump abandoned the accord in 2018 and began imposing tough sanctions on Iran. Negotiations were adjourned on June 20, two days after ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi won Iran’s presidential election, and no date has been set for a resumption of dialogue.

“We are not seeking to flee the negotiation table and the… government considers a real negotiation is a negotiation that produces palpable results allowing the rights of the Iranian nation to be guaranteed,” Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said during an interview broadcast on Tuesday evening by state television. The Vienna talks are “one of the questions on the foreign policy and government agenda,” he said.