Report: EU to make fresh push to salvage Iran deal


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Report: EU to make fresh push to salvage Iran deal
Diplomats tell Wall Street Journal that EU negotiator offered to travel to Tehran in effort to break stalemate in nuclear talks.
Elad Benari

European officials are preparing to make a fresh push to salvage a nuclear deal with Iran, offering to send a top European Union negotiator to Tehran in an effort to break a stalemate in talks, Western diplomats told The Wall Street Journal on Sunday. Enrique Mora, the European Union coordinator of the negotiations, has told Iranian counterparts he is ready to return to Tehran to open a pathway through the deadlock, the sources said. So far, Iran hasn’t responded with an invitation.

Iran has gradually scaled back its compliance with the 2015 deal, in response to former US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement in May of 2018, but has held several rounds of indirect talks with the US on a return to the agreement. Negotiations nearly reached completion in March before Moscow demanded that its trade with Iran be exempted from Western sanctions over Ukraine, throwing the process into disarray.