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Europe's Non-Nuclear Demands to Blame for Deadlocked Talks

Europe's Non-Nuclear Demands to Blame for Deadlocked Talks  Europe's Non-Nuclear Demands to Blame for Deadlocked Talks

The dragged-out negotiations between Tehran and the remaining signatories to the nuclear deal are unlikely to make progress on issues such as INSTEX, particularly because Europe wants further concessions from Iran in return for helping its economy, a former diplomat commented. 
"I believe that meetings of the Joint Commission [which monitors the implementation of the nuclear deal] might have turned into a process of attrition and a case of negotiations for the sake of negotiations, without any tangible outcome in sight," Abdolreza Faraji-Rad also told the Iranian Diplomacy website in a recent interview.
The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear agreement—Britain, Germany and France plus Russia and China—met Iranian officials in Vienna, Austria, on July 28 for talks called in response to an escalation in tensions between Iran and the West, which included confrontations at sea and Tehran's decision to reduce its compliance with the deal.

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