On Thursday, the United States announced that it was possible to “reach” an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program “in the coming days.”
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a press briefing that Washington’s and Tehran’s views on this file “have become convergent,” according to the Washington Times.
She indicated the possibility of reaching an agreement on the nuclear deal with Tehran “in the coming days.”
This came a day after the Iranian chief negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, returned to Vienna, on Wednesday morning, to complete the eighth round of negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.
Saki’s statements contradict Tehran’s position, as the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, announced earlier today that Vienna’s negotiations to revive the nuclear agreement with major powers “are getting more complicated by the hour.”
Diplomats from Iran, the United States and five other countries have been negotiating for months in Vienna over a deal to reimpose restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear programs in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions that former US President Donald Trump re-imposed after Washington withdrew from the accord.
And last Saturday, the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization announced that it had reached an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency to resolve issues related to the nuclear program, as part of efforts to revive the 2015 agreement.
In a joint press conference with the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, the head of the organization, Mohammad Salami, said in Tehran that “Iran has agreed to provide the agency with documents related to outstanding issues by mid-June.”
The 2015 agreement was signed by Iran with the United States, France, Britain, China, Russia, and Germany, which imposed restrictions on Tehran’s program to prevent the production of nuclear weapons, in return for the lifting of international sanctions.