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Resumption of Vienna nuclear talks called for by Iran, Russia

Following discussions with his Russian colleague in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stated that Iran is prepared to resume talks on restoring the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Following discussions with his Russian colleague in Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stated on Thursday that Iran is prepared to resume talks on restoring the 2015 nuclear deal.

Amir-Abdollahian encouraged the United States to be “practical” while coming to a decision on restoring the historic accord while speaking at a joint press conference with Sergey Lavrov in Tehran.

His first trip to Tehran since the Ebrahim Raisi administration took office last year, Lavrov landed in Tehran on Wednesday for a two-day stay.

Amir-Abdollahian expressed optimism that the negotiations to save the 2015 nuclear deal, which have been ongoing in Vienna since April of last year, will soon get back up, noting that Iran is “serious” about achieving a “good and durable accord.”

Russia and China abstained, while India, Pakistan, and Libya voted against the resolution that the US and its three allies in Europe had drafted.

Ali Bagheri, Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, has spoken with Enrique Mora, a counterpart from the European Union, and expressed hope that the negotiations will soon resume.

He also addressed the escalating hostilities between Iran and its longtime adversary Israel, declaring that Tehran will not permit Tel Aviv to “jeopardize the stability and security” of the neighborhood.

Iran’s top diplomat on Ukraine stated that Tehran rejects conflict and believes that the only workable way to resolve the crisis is through negotiation.

Additionally, he hoped that Russia, Turkey, and Iran will convene in Tehran soon to discuss Syria under the Astana structure.

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