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Araqchi: Confidence About Survival of Nuclear Deal

"We sense that the remaining parties to the JCPOA have realized that Iran's interests should be respected for the deal to survive. They have demonstrated their unity in supporting the agreement and emphasized that having normal ties and expanding trade re
A special meeting of the Joint Commission of parties to the JCPOA at Coburg Palace in Vienna, Austria on Friday.A special meeting of the Joint Commission of parties to the JCPOA at Coburg Palace in Vienna, Austria on Friday.

Iran is more confident about the survival of the nuclear deal as the remaining signatories have adopted a "united" stance and appreciate that its interests should be safeguarded following the United States' unilateral withdrawal, says a senior official.  
"We are more confident about preserving the JCPOA,"  Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said after talks with European, Russian and Chinese officials in Vienna on Friday, IRNA reported. 
Nations that remain in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—Iran, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia—held a formal meeting in the Austrian capital without the US for the first time since President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the accord earlier this month.
The talks between senior officials were aimed at fleshing out a package of measures to offset the US pullout and Washington's renewed sanctions. 

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