On Friday, an EU official said negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are “on the right track” and a final deal might be reached soon.
The senior EU official expressed that they are on the right track for a final agreement in the negotiations in the Austrian capital Vienna to bring the US and Iran back to the 2015 nuclear deal.
The official added that the slow pace of negotiations may put a “good solution” in danger, and believes they will have an agreement sooner than later.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell also stated he hoped “to be able to inform the public about the final decision within weeks” during a statement last week.
Since the beginning of the conflict between the two countries, EU diplomacy has made efforts to get Iran and the US back to the negotiation table.
Representatives from Iran, China, Russia, France, the UK, and Germany, under EU chairmanship, have held several rounds of discussions since last month.
In 2015, Iran, the US, China, Russia, France, the UK, Germany, and the EU signed the JCPOA, under which Tehran has committed to limit its nuclear activity to civilian purposes. In return, world powers agreed to drop their economic sanctions against Iran.
However, under former President Donald Trump in 2018, the US unilaterally withdrew from the agreement and re-imposed sanctions on Iran. This prompted Tehran to stop complying with the nuclear deal.