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Iran: Agreement with US more or less “closed”

According to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, an agreement on a nuclear dispute with the United States is imminent. “The deal has already been signed and only a few more details need to be discussed and cleared,” Rouhani said on Thursday. Rouhani said the lifting of key permit points such as oil exports, central banks, shipping and insurance has already been regulated. In this regard, the President told Iranian state television that the five states that have signed the Vienna Atomic Energy Agreement are already in agreement.

Negotiations in Vienna

In Vienna, five contract partners, China, Germany, France, Great Britain and Russia, have been mediating between Iran and the United States for more than a month. They are looking for a way to get Washington back to the 2015 nuclear deal. Negotiations are underway as to which US sanctions Iran would be willing to lift, and what steps Tehran will take to restrict its nuclear program to prevent the development of nuclear weapons. Negotiations are set to resume next week.

Dispute over political sanctions

The foreign ministry in Tehran also spoke about an agreement this week on technical sanctions. These include the launch of Iranian oil exports as the country’s main source of income and access to oil funds in foreign banks. According to the Foreign Ministry, there are still differences in political sanctions against Iranian politicians and especially the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

Tehran wants to fulfill the agreements

Iran has repeatedly stated that it will fulfill its obligations under the Vienna Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as soon as Washington lifts sanctions. This includes expanding cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Prior to the talks in Vienna, Iran severely restricted this. According to Tehran, once the agreement is implemented and US sanctions are lifted, the UN Analysts will also be allowed to re-access Iranian nuclear facilities.

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