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Iran nuclear deal | Iran responds to EU proposal to save nuclear pact

Iran has responded to the proposal presented by the European Union (EU) to save the nuclear pactIranian media reported on Tuesday. “Iran has sent the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, his response,” the Mehr news agency said.

The semi-official media outlet said that in response Iran “expressed its opinion on the issues that remain to be resolved in the talks.”

There are differences on three issuesY USA has shown flexibility in two of thembut they must be included in the text, ”said the official IRNA news agency.

The third question is related to the settlement guarantees”, continued IRNA.

Iran negotiates with Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China and the United Statesindirectly, the restoration of the 2015 nuclear agreement, which limited the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.

Trump abandoned the pact

In 2018, then-US President Donald Trump abandoned the pact and reimposed economic sanctions against Iran, which in response accelerated its atomic program a year later.

During the last 16 months the world powers and Iran have negotiated the restoration of the agreementso far in vain.

Borrell presented in the last round of talks held in Vienna between August 4 and 8 a new proposal to close the agreement, which he defined as “end text”.

This Monday the Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdolahian, announced that would respond to the latest EU proposal, coordinator of the talks to save the agreement, and seemed to indicate that the signing of the agreement was close.

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But he again asked the United States for “flexibility” to close the agreement.

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In addition, the United States last week accused a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard of planning the assassination of former US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

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