TEHRAN -- Iran’s Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian said Wednesday a delegation will head to Vienna in the coming days to discuss the enhancement of cooperation between Tehran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
At a joint press conference with his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad here, Amir-Abdollahian expressed hope that the talks with the IAEA would narrow differences between the two sides based on what they had agreed in the past.
The top Iranian diplomat also said he would speak to EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell to discuss efforts aimed at reviving the 2015 deal or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Iran has repeatedly expressed its readiness to revive the accord as soon as the U.S. offers guarantees that it will not quit the deal again.
Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal “has no future and is not in line with reality”, a
senior official in Germany’s Free Democrats (FDP), junior partner in the ruling coalition, told two online news outlets in an interview published on Wednesday.
“From my point of view, this agreement has no future and is not in line with reality,” Bijan Djir-Sarai, general secretary of the liberal FDP, told Web.de News and Gmx News.
Last month the White House said it had set aside diplomacy for now. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said last month the United States lacked the political will for the revival of the deal.