Top negotiator: Iran serious about sanctions removal talks in Vienna, sticks to its declared positions

Top negotiator: Iran serious about sanctions removal talks in Vienna, sticks to its declared positions

Iran’s top negotiator in Vienna talks on the removal of sanctions imposed on the country says the Islamic Republic is serious about taking part in the negotiations in the Austrian capital, but insists on the positions it declared during previous meetings.

According to Press TV, Ali Bagheri Kani made the remarks following the end of a meeting of Iran’s nuclear deal’s joint commission meeting in the Austrian capital on Thursday, which marked the resumption of the talks six days after they were paused.

“Iran underlined that it seriously continues the talks based on its previous position,” the Iranian lead negotiator told reporters on Thursday, adding, “Iran is serious about reaching an agreement if the ground is paved …. The fact that all sides want the talks to continue shows that all parties want to narrow the gaps.” 

Iran and the other five remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear agreement initiated the seventh round…

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