On Saturday, the European Union’s foreign affairs official Josep Borrell said that Iran and world powers were very close to an agreement on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The statement made by Borrell came during an address in the Doha Forum international conference.
The nuclear talks had been close to an agreement until Russia made last-minute demands of the United States, the former insisting that sanctions imposed on itself over its invasion of Ukraine should not affect its trade with Iran.
Earlier this month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asked for a “written guarantee” from the US that sanctions over the invasion would not affect its trade cooperation with Iran.
Fresh demands from Russia have complicated the process and forced the negotiators to temporarily head back to their respective capitals.