EU Deputy Secretary-General Enrique Mora announced that he would be going to Vienna for the resumption of JCPOA talks “on the basis of the [EU] coordinator’s text tabled on 20 July”. U.S. Special Representative for Iran Robert Malley stated that “our expectations are in check, but the U.S. welcomes EU efforts and is prepared for a good faith attempt to reach a deal. It will shortly be clear if Iran is prepared for the same”. The same day, Iran’s top negotiator, Ali Bagheri-Kani, posited: “The onus is on those who breached the deal and have failed to distance from ominous legacy. The U.S. must seize the opportunity offered by the JCPOA partners’ generosity; [the] ball is in their court to show maturity and act responsibly”.
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