The European Union has announced that the remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal are due to meet in Vienna on Wednesday, as diplomats said the meeting will wrap up the latest round of talks on reviving the deal and adjourn discussions for at least a week.
A statement issued by the European Union, which is chairing the talks and leading shuttle diplomacy between Tehran and Washington, did not say what time the meeting would be held. One delegate said it would be in the early evening.
On Monday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tehran and six world powers have made significant progress in talks to revive their 2015 nuclear deal but important issues still need to be resolved.
Iran and the powers have negotiated in Vienna since April to work out steps that Tehran and Washington must take on sanctions and nuclear activities to return to full compliance with the nuclear pact.
“Each round of talks in Vienna could have been the final round. We should not rush. We have made significant progress but key issues remain,” Saeed Khatibzadeh told a televised weekly news conference. “There is no stalemate in the talks.”