Iran urges 'practical' steps, 'tangible' results in upcoming nuclear talks

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Iran urges 'practical' steps, 'tangible' results in upcoming nuclear talks

Tehran (Web Desk): Iran says taking practical steps with tangible outcomes should be the purpose of the upcoming nuclear talks between Tehran and remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal.

This was stated by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri while talking to visiting Deputy Secretary-General of European External Action Service Enrique Mora in Tehran.

During the meeting, Bagheri said Iran had always proved a responsible player in the international affairs, while the behavior of the other side showed that it was far from being a responsible player.

He added that the side showing more responsibility was closer to the negotiating table.

Meanwhile, he cast "serious doubts" on the real intention of the United States (US) to fulfill its obligations.

Bagheri also criticized what he called "inaction" of the European parties in meeting their commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), stressing the need for them to "act responsibly."

For his part, Mora announced his readiness as the EU coordinator to cooperate with Iran and other parties at negotiations to reach acceptable results for all sides, according to a press release by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

According to the Western media, the EU-Iran talk was aimed to bring Washington and Tehran back to complying with the deal.

After six rounds of talks in Vienna between Russia, China, Germany, France, Britain and Iran, with the United States indirectly involved, Iran recently said its current administration, which assumed office in late August, needed "a reasonable amount of time" to prepare its negotiating team and strategy.

It is pertinent to mention that the nuclear talks that began in April sought to bring Washington back to the table and persuade Tehran to assume compliance with the commitments it dropped after former US President Donald Trump unilaterally abandoned the accord in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran.