Negotiators to Brief MPs on Vienna Talks  

Lawmakers will review the latest round of nuclear talks next week
Negotiators to Brief MPs on Vienna Talks  
Negotiators to Brief MPs on Vienna Talks  

The Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission is expected to review the latest round of talks on the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal in a meeting with relevant officials, according to a lawmaker. 
Fada Hossein Maleki, a member of the commission, told ISNA that negotiators will brief lawmakers “next week”. 
The nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, promised sanctions relief to Tehran in return for curbs on its nuclear activity, but the United States pulled out four years ago and reimposed sanctions that prompted Tehran to scale down its commitments. 
Negotiations have been underway in Vienna, Austria, for more than a year to work out how both sides can resume compliance. The talks had been stalled for months before the European Union coordinator of the deal put forward a new initiative, making way for the resumption of talks last week. 
After four days of discussion, delegations returned to their capitals on Monday for further consultations. 
The EU coordinator, Josep Borrell, called his proposal a “final” text, saying “what can be negotiated has been negotiated.”
“If these answers are positive, then we can sign this deal,” he added.
Iran refuses to accept the text as final, arguing that the EU, in its capacity as coordinator, lacks the authority to present its proposals as the final text, since any decision in this regard is upon the negotiating parties to make.
Washington said it was ready to quickly reach an agreement to revive the deal on the basis of the EU proposal, but Iranian officials say they would convey their views later after consultations in Tehran. 
Iran demands a complete removal of US sanctions plus guarantees that no future US president would renege on the deal if it were revived.
The administration of President Joe Biden says it cannot provide such ironclad assurance because the deal is a political understanding rather than a legally binding treaty.
Tehran also wants its safeguards case with the International Atomic Energy Agency closed, arguing that no issue that could be used as a means of pressure against the country in the future must remain unresolved.
The IAEA had raised questions about nuclear particles allegedly found at several undeclared old sites in Iran in contravention of its safeguards obligations. 
Based on an agreement in March to close this case for good, Iran provided answers to the IAEA on the matter, but the director general said the information were not credible and did not address all of the agency’s questions. 
Representatives of the US, France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China also held parallel talks in Vienna over the course of this round to negotiate an updated proposal on how to resolve the IAEA safeguards issue.

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