In an effort to find a solution to a months-long standoff between Tehran and Washington, the European Union’s coordinator for talks on restoring Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers will visit Tehran on Tuesday.
On Saturday, an outlet affiliated with Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) confirmed the upcoming visit by Enrique Mora, the deputy secretary-general of the European External Action Service (EEAS).
The outlet reported, “Considering the EU’s role in exchanging viewpoints between Tehran and Washington, Enrique Mora’s trip to Tehran can be regarded as a new step for constructive negotiations surrounding the few but important remaining issues.”
However, it did emphasize that Iran has remained in the negotiations despite “the persistence of hostile approaches by the US against our country” that it said goes against the spirit of constructive negotiations.
As Iran and the United States have failed to reach an agreement on a number of limited but crucial issues, the talks to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the deal is formally known, began in April 2021 but have stalled for months.