Russian diplomat calls Vienna talks ‘unique’
TEHRAN – Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s ambassador to Vienna-based international organizations, on Saturday described the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) discussions in the Austrian capital as “unique”.
“The Vienna talks on #JCPOA are unique. The goal is not to update an agreement or craft a new one, ”Ulyanov tweeted, according to the Mehr news agency.
“The goal is to restore an almost ruined chord piece by piece. Has there been a similar exercise in the history of international relations? I don’t remember anything like that. Can you? ”He added.
In an interview with Echo of Moscow on Saturday, Ulyanov also said that talks in Vienna on a possible takeover of the JCPOA could reach a final conclusion in early June.
“The point is, speculation is not a very correct move, but if you ask me for my personal opinion, I can say that the first days of June is a realistic deadline,” the diplomat stressed.
“At least for now, it seems to me, but when it comes to such complex work and relationships, an accurate prediction is impossible,” he said, adding: “I’m talking about what I’m talking about. feel about myself and my partners right now. “
Previously, Ulyanov tweeted that the Vienna talks between Iran and Western countries were one of a kind.
The final round of discussions on the JCPOA Joint Commission took place on Wednesday afternoon. Participants described the discussions as productive.
Delegates from Iran and other remaining members of the JCPOA as well as the United States returned to their capitals for consultations as negotiations to revitalize the 2015 multilateral nuclear deal reached a sensitive stage.
The nuclear teams are expected to resume negotiations on Tuesday.
The talks are chaired by Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS).