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Talks to save Iranian nuclear deal in deadlock

Talks to save Iranian nuclear deal in deadlock

Feb 27, 2020

Vienna (Austria), Feb 27: World leaders committed to maintaining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are deadlocked in negotiations with Tehran.
Officials from Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and Iran met Wednesday in Vienna.
Iran's economy has been struggling since the United States pulled out of the deal in 2018 and tightened sanctions against the country. In response, Tehran has been stepping up uranium enrichment in violation of the deal.
Iran and the nuclear treaty members reportedly agreed to continue working on saving the deal.
After the meeting, Deputy Iranian Foreign Minister Abbas Araqhchi expressed dissatisfaction with the talks. He said he knows there is a willingness from the European signatories to save the deal, ensure Iran's full compliance in return for economic benefits, but their lack of ability is obvious.
Britain, France and Germany have been urging Iran to maintain the nuclear agreement. But in January they announced they will take a step that would lead to the resumption of UN sanctions.
In response, Tehran indicated that it may leave the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, or NPT.
Source: NHK World