Iran sent the written text containing the final assessment of the draft nuclear agreement submitted by the European Union (EU) to the EU High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell. While the Iranian administration has not yet made an official statement on the matter, the sources of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Tehran administration has conveyed its final request and assessment to the EU. In the news that Iranian media based on diplomatic sources, it was stated that Tehran conveyed its assessment of the EU’s latest draft to the EU, while it was also stated that the EU was given 2 days to respond to the text.
“We are close to getting back to the deal”
In the statement made by Mohammad Marandi, who is in the Iran nuclear negotiation team, it was stated that the main problems in the nuclear negotiations with the USA have been overcome and they are very close to returning to the agreement. Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Emir Abdullahiyan said in a statement that they would send the written text containing the final assessment of the draft nuclear agreement submitted by the EU until 00:00 local time. EU High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Borrell announced on 20 July that he had submitted a new draft text to the parties to resolve the conflict between Iran and the United States. Tehran and Washington administrations also announced that they welcomed the new solution proposals presented by the EU.
Negotiations for a return to the nuclear deal
The five permanent members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council (England, USA, China, France, Russia) and Germany and Iran signed an agreement called the “Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action”, which includes the supervision of Iran’s nuclear activities, in 2015. Former US President Donald Trump In 2018, Iran unilaterally withdrew from the agreement, and the Iranian administration returned its nuclear activities to the pre-agreement agreement.After this, the US administration targeted Iran with heavy economic sanctions.To return to the nuclear agreement, in Vienna, the capital of Austria, in April 2021, Iran, France, Negotiations had begun between Russia, China, the UK and Germany, with the US President Joe Biden taking office in November 2021, negotiations were underway for the US to return to the agreement, but the negotiations were stopped for different reasons last March.