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Iran may accept EU proposal to revive 2015 nuclear deal

Iran may accept EU proposal to revive 2015 nuclear deal
posted onAugust 12, 2022

Iran may accept the final compromise aimed at saving the 2015 nuclear agreement, its official news agency IRNA said on Friday.

The deal meant to curb Iran’s nuclear program, in return for the end of US-imposed international sanctions on Tehran.

The major powers are awaiting Tehran’s response to a proposal submitted on July 26 by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

“The European Union’s proposals are acceptable provided that they provide assurances to Iran on various points, related to sanctions and safeguards,” as well as pending issues with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), IRNA said, quoting an unidentified Iranian diplomat.

The IAEA has found traces of enriched uranium at three undeclared Iranian sites. The agency’s board of governors in June censured Iran for inadequately explaining the discovery.

Iran wants the IAEA to move on from the question of the undeclared sites.

Iranian sources at the weekend insisted that the IAEA first “completely resolve” that “political” issue to clear the way for the nuclear deal to be restored.

Britain, China, France, Germany, Iran and Russia, as well as the United States indirectly, resumed talks on the nuclear accord last week.