Iran says it submitted draft proposals on nuclear deal to world powers

Iran’s lead nuclear negotiator in Vienna, Ali Bagheri, tells reporters that Iran has submitted draft proposals on the lifting of sanctions and Tehran’s nuclear commitments to other signatories of the 2015 nuclear accord.

“We have given them two proposed drafts… Of course they must consult the texts we gave them,” he says.

“The first document includes the Islamic Republic of Iran’s views on lifting of sanctions and the second draft is about the nuclear issues. It is now up to the other side to study these documents and enter into serious negotiations on these texts,” Bagheri says, according to Fars News.

“The delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran is present in Vienna and we have declared to the other side that we are ready to continue the talks and if they are ready, we have no problem for continuing the talks,” he says.

Iran’s Fars news agency says Bagheri will meet today with Rafael Grossi, head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri arrives at the Coburg Palais, the venue of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) meeting, in Vienna on November 29, 2021. (Vladimir Simicek/AFP)

In an interview with the Middle East Eye website, Bagheri says Tehran does not feel under pressure.

“The issue of the negotiations now is not related to Iran. It is related to the United States,” he says. “Therefore, now the ball is in the court of the Americans. The Americans must remove the sanctions.”

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