Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that talks in Vienna in 2015 to save the troubled nuclear deal had opened a “new chapter”.
An Iranian delegation met with representatives of the other parties on Tuesday to discuss an agreement to return Washington and end US sanctions and crippled US sanctions and Iranian retaliation.
US President Joe Biden has said he is ready to reverse his predecessor Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement and reject unilateral sanctions. But differences remain over the mechanics of the move, as Tehran has since suspended some of its obligations under the agreement.
The United States was not present at Tuesday’s talks because Iran has refused to meet with the US delegation as long as its sanctions remain in place. Instead, the EU acted as a mediator, but all sides welcomed the opening talks.
“A new chapter has been opened only yesterday,” Rouhani told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. “If (Washington) shows that he is honest and sincere, that’s all we’re saying … I think (if need be, we’re talking to the other parties to the agreement) in a very short time Will be able to. ” The talks are set to resume in Vienna on Friday, a diplomat familiar with the matter said.