A pause on nuclear talks has raised concerns about the failure of a 1-year bid to revive the JCPOA. Russia rejected being the external factors that Josep Borrell referred to in a post on twitter.
Nuclear Talks to restore the agreement with appears to be on the verge of collapse. It occurs as a result of Russian requirements forcing major powers to halt discussions for an indefinite period.
It occurs as a result of Russian requirements forcing major powers to halt discussions for an indefinite period. Russian invasion against Ukraine has resulted in an unprecedented wave of worldwide destructive sanctions against Moscow.
Negotiating teams have overcome most of the divisions to finalize a script following an 11-month process to resurrect the JCPOA. The initial agreement had removed sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activity.
A week earlier, Russian Foreign Minister urged comprehensive assurances that sanctions wouldn’t disrupt Moscow-Tehran ties. The request is too high, according to Western parties to the agreement, and the US has rejected on the spot
If the negotiations fail, Iran might be on the verge of obtaining fresh nuclear accomplishments in a few of months. This possibility might get Iran closer to a nuclear threshold power. The outcome might be Tehran’s reinforcing positions in the Middle East against Washington and its regional allies.
“A pause in #ViennaTalks is needed, due to external factors. A final text is essentially ready and on the table.” European Union foreign policy chief posted in twitter yesterday.
If an agreement isn’t reached, the West may retaliate by imposing more economic penalties on Tehran. Decades-long experience shows that the practice would lead to nothing more than further tensions. The side-consequence would be more increase in international oil prices, which are already high due to the Ukraine crisis.
Nuclear Talks in a Limbo
Russia’s deputy to the negotiations, rejected claims that Moscow was to blame for the discussions’ gridlock. “The conclusion of the deal does not depend on Russia only. There are other actors who need additional time and who have additional concerns, and they are under discussion,” Mikhail Ulyanov asserted in an interview.
A break in discussions, according to Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman, may build impetus for addressing unresolved concerns. However, Khatibzadeh stressed that external factors would have no impact on the desire to reach a collective deal.
Talks could not take place in a “political vacuum,” according to China’s representative in the nuclear talks. Wang Qun further stated that the talks must address all requests before taking a final irreversible decision.
Tehran hinted a few days ago that there were fresh roadblocks to renewing the pact. Washington made it clear that it has no plan for caving to Russia’s proposals, which it claims are irrelevant to the talks.
Arrangements were underway in the Austrian capital during the past week for a to finalize the accord. Authorities expressed optimism that the negotiations will restart in the coming days.
According to a top European source, there are still a few technical concerns. Nuclear talks need a pause, according to the source, in order to obtain a comment from Russia. “They are thinking about that reaction and in the meantime we cannot advance in the sense that we cannot finalize the negotiation,” the same source added.
The recent developments and exchange of remarks indicates that the nuclear deal is strained in the dark relationship between Russia and the United States. Washington may be able to handle the issue if it wants to reach the deal. The looming days may prove decisive in the fate of nuclear agreement.