Iran notes 'good progress' on sanctions' removal in Vienna talks

Iran notes
# 31 December 2021 00:47 (UTC +04:00)

Iran's lead nuclear negotiator has noted "good progress" in the eighth round of talks with world powers in Vienna, focusing primarily on the removal of sanctions, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Speaking to reporters after the latest round was adjourned on Thursday due to the New Year holidays, Ali Bagheri said negotiations were held at various levels since Monday, and relatively good progress was made.

The focus in the ongoing round, he stressed, has been on the removal of sanctions imposed by the former US administration, and the process to verify that, with correspondence taking place between Iran and other parties on both the issues.

The senior Iranian diplomat hoped that "more serious work" will be carried out on the issue of lifting sanctions once other parties return from their respective capitals on Monday.

The eighth round of marathon talks between Iran and the P4+1 (Russia, China, France, UK, and Germany) resumed in the Austrian capital last Monday after a 10-day break.

While the seventh round, which came after a five-month hiatus, focused on reviving the deal by addressing the issues of sanctions and nuclear measures, the current round is primarily centered around the removal of sanctions, verification, and guarantees, according to Iranian officials.