US to take part in third round of JCPOA dialogue in Vienna

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The United States will take part in another round of dialogue on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) this week in Vienna, State Department spokesman Ned Price said.

“US special envoy Rob Malley is returning to Vienna at the beginning of this week, tomorrow he will go there. We have completed two rounds of indirect negotiations, special envoy Malli and his team will take part in the third, ”he said during a briefing on April 26.

When asked how long these negotiations could last, he replied that “there is still a long road ahead.”

Over the past few weeks, Vienna has hosted regular meetings of the nuclear deal commission, as well as informal meetings of the parties in various formats.

On April 20, the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, noted the important progress in the implementation of the JCPOA on the Iranian nuclear program, achieved during the negotiations in Vienna.

In particular, The Wall Street Journal wrote that after the Vienna talks, the United States decided to weaken some of the sanctions against Iran. First of all, we are talking about the oil and financial sectors.

The JCPOA was signed in 2015 and assumed the lifting of sanctions on Iran in exchange for restrictions on the country’s nuclear program. In May 2018, the US government decided to withdraw from the deal and tighten sanctions pressure on Tehran. In 2019, Iran announced a gradual reduction in its obligations, which were provided for by the agreement.