Tejarat Emrouz News,“We believe that if the other sides continue the talks, which have just started in this phase, with goodwill, it will be possible for all parties to reach a good agreement for all parties and we can realize this goal,” Amir-Abdollahian told reporters on Tuesday.
“If the opposite parties show seriousness along with good faith, reaching a good agreement in the near future is conceivable,” he added.
The important point, Amir-Abdollahian added, is that the negotiating sides have reached a “unified, joint text,” which is currently the focus of the Iranian team.
He said the two sides were busy discussing and trying to reach an agreement over the outstanding issues mentioned between parentheses in the text, adding the teams “are working intensively.”
Talks are underway with the P4+1 states, namely Russia, China, France, Britain plus Germany, while the European Union and its deputy foreign policy chief Enrique Mora are actively trying to continue their coordination role, Amir-Abdollahian added.
Press TV’s correspondent in Vienna Homa Lezgee said the eighth round would continue until Thursday.
Iran and the five remaining signatories to the 2015 deal — officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)— on Monday started the eighth round of talks in the Austrian capital focused on the removal of all sanctions imposed on Tehran after Washington’s unilateral withdrawal from the agreement. The previous round, the first under Iran’s new President Ebrahim Raeisi, ended 10 days ago.
During the previous round, Iran presented new proposals at the negotiating table to help the talks move forward and later criticized the European signatories of the JCPOA for failing to follow suit and remaining passive.
At the end of the first day of the fresh round of the talks, Iran’s top negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani said that reaching an agreement on an “effective” and “practical” removal of the illegal sanctions was the key to the success of the ongoing negotiations in Vienna, and that all sides agreed on the priority on removing the US sanctions.
The Iranian foreign minister also said on Monday that the issues of guarantees and verification of the sanctions removal are the main points of the new discussions.