EU diplomat says progress made, but ‘hard work’ remains to save Iran nuke deal

The EU chief negotiator for the Iran nuclear deal talks says “much more hard work” is needed to save the 2015 landmark agreement, following the latest discussion round in Vienna.

EU diplomat Enrique Mora hails “progress made over the last two weeks” but says “ongoing challenges” remain to get the accord — that curbs Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief — back on track.

The deal was thrown into question when the US withdrew from it in 2018 and sanctioned Iran, which in turn started ramping up its nuclear activities.

US President Joe Biden is seeking to revive the agreement.

Diplomats from Britain, China, France, Germany, Iran and Russia have been meeting regularly since early this month in a luxury Vienna hotel, while US diplomats are participating indirectly in the talks from a nearby hotel.

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