EU foreign policy chief says he hopes the Iranian and EU diplomats will have preparatory meetings in Brussels in the days to come to revive nuclear talks.
Iran’s bargaining will be much tougher but a compromise also seems likely provided the US would seriously consider removing sanctions.
The UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) describes the incident as 'unacceptable' while the US slams Iran, calling it harassment.
Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi will fly to Iranian capital this weekend ahead of a key meeting of the IAEA's 35-nation Board of Governors next week, as negotiations to revive Iran's nuclear deal stall.
In its latest quarterly report, the IAEA found Iran continues to breach key limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal as diplomatic efforts to revive it remain stalled.
Iran says it is "not fleeing the negotiations table", but no date has been set for a resumption of dialogue since ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi won Iran's presidential election in June.
Prospects for the revitalisation of the nuclear deal have been getting dimmer as Iran’s new hardliner leadership wants the full implementation of the original agreement from 2015.
US wants to see what Iran is willing to do and remains "fully prepared" to return to Vienna to continue negotiations, says top US diplomat Antony Blinken in Kuwait.
While the future of the nuclear deal remains unclear, continued diplomatic engagement between Riyadh and Tehran could help bring much-needed stability in the region.
Despite varying international pressures over years, Iran intends to remain an influential actor on the ground and maintain cards of power and pressure that allow it to protect its strategic interests.
Reviving the nuclear deal would give Iran less of an incentive to target US positions in Iraq and support Baghdad’s sovereignty.
Disinformation campaigns cannot be prevented by shutting down Iranian websites, says a Tehran-based journalist.
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