Negotiations on the Iranian nuclear deal under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will resume after the inauguration of the new Iranian President. Mikhail Ulyanov, Permanent Representative of Russia in Vienna told in an interview with the Izvestia newspaper.
The Permanent Representative added that the exact date of the talks is still unknown. He also noted that the new leadership of Iran is likely to adjust the country’s position on some issues within the deal.
“We do not know what changes in Iranian approaches may occur, taking into account the coming to power of a new president, the formation of a new government. It cannot be ruled out that the views of the Iranian side on some of the issues discussed in Vienna will undergo adjustments. We do not know anything about this yet, ”the diplomat said.
At the same time, according to Ulyanov, a new deal on the Iranian nuclear program is impossible, and there is no alternative to its restoration in its original form.
At the same time, the diplomat noted that the longer Iran will move away from negotiations and fulfillment of obligations under the original deal, the longer the country will be under sanctions from Western states.
On July 29, the United States announced that it is ready to return to negotiations on a nuclear deal with Iran as soon as the process of the transfer of presidential power is completed in Tehran after the election of the head of state.
June 20 in Vienna ended the sixth since April this year round of negotiations on the full restoration of the JCPOA, which also implies a return to this deal by the United States. Then Washington said that they would return to the negotiating table under the new leadership of Iran.
The inauguration of the new Iranian president is scheduled for August 5.