EU’s Borrell received response from Iran in nuclear talks – spokesman

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks on tensions between neighboring Western Balkan countries in Brussels, Belgium August 18, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

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BERLIN, Sept 2 (Reuters) – European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has received a response from Iran in talks on reviving the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic and has distributed to all other participants in the negotiations, a spokesperson said. .

“Right now, everyone is studying that response,” Borrell spokesman Peter Stano said Friday.

“The way forward will – as always – be discussed with all participants and the United States,” he added, referring to the other signatories of the 2015 agreement – Britain, China, the United States. France, Germany, Russia – and the United States.

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In 2018, then-US President Donald Trump denounced the deal and reimposed tough sanctions on Iran, prompting Tehran to violate commitments it had made under the pact by restocking nuclear weapons. enriched uranium and installing advanced centrifuges to speed up production.

Borrell coordinates talks to revive the deal.

In March, the nuclear deal appeared close to revival.

But indirect talks between Tehran and Washington then broke down on several issues, including Tehran’s insistence that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) close its probes on traces of uranium found at three undeclared sites. before the nuclear pact is revived.

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Reporting by Sabine Siebold; written by Thomas Escritt; edited by Maria Sheahan and Jonathan Oatis

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