Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian remarked that EU Deputy Secretary-General Enrique Mora’s visit to Iran was “another opportunity to focus on initiatives to resolve the remaining issues” in nuclear talks, adding: “a good and reliable outcome is within reach if [the] U.S. makes its decision and adheres to its commitments”. EU High Representative Josep Borrell evaluated Mora’s meetings “very much positively”, noting: “Mora visited Iran with a concrete message from my side, saying that we could not continue like this. The answer has been positive enough in order to believe that we can relaunch the work between the parties… The negotiations were blocked, and they have been un-blocked. It means there is a perspective of reaching a final agreement”. A U.S. official indicated that “a deal remains far from certain. Iran needs to decide whether it insists on extraneous conditions and whether it wants to conclude a deal quickly… We and our partners are ready, and have been for some time”.
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