| 30 May 2024, Thursday |

Iran says nuclear talks to resume ‘very soon,’ gives no date

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian told reporters on Friday, that Iran will return to negotiations on resuming compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal “very soon.”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will return to the table of negotiations. We are reviewing the Vienna negotiations files currently and, very soon, Iran’s negotiations with the ‘four plus one’ countries will recommence,” Amir Abdollahian said.
He was referring to talks that began in April between Iran and the five other nations still in the 2015 deal – Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia. European diplomats have served as chief intermediaries between Washington and Tehran, which has refused to negotiate directly with US officials.

Under the deal Iran curbed its uranium enrichment program, a possible pathway to nuclear arms, in return for the lifting of economic sanctions. Then-US President Donald Trump quit the deal in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions, crippling Iran’s economy and prompting Iran to take steps to violate its nuclear limits.