Iran at the center of international attention. Skirmishes at the border with Afghanistan and at the nuclear negotiating table in Vienna (MA Goni)
After the internal struggles against ISIS K, another front is open for the Taliban. Bilal Karim, deputy spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate, told the TOLOnews broadcaster today that clashes took place between Islamic Emirate forces and Iranian border forces in the border areas in the province of Nimroz. The operations ceased without causing any victims. No further details were provided on the causes that led to the receipts, which local sources in the province of Nimroz reported started in the afternoon today and continued for several hours. The forces of the Islamic Emirate may have captured Iranian forces in the border areas. No official statements have been made from Iran.
In the meantime, after more than five months, the talks in Vienna on Iranian nuclear power between Tehran and the United States and the other five allied powers that signed the 2015 Treaty (China, Russia, France, United Kingdom and Germany) have resumed, which were later disregarded for the unilateral exit of the US of Donald Trump. But the prevailing climate, the observers recorded by the international media note, is one of general pessimism. The United States, CNN recalls, if the negotiations fail, they are ready for “other options”. As for the other five countries, members of the 5 + 1 group with America, i.e. the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), the goal is to restart where the negotiations had stopped.
Ali Bagheri Kani, the Iranian deputy foreign minister in charge of participating in the summit, has repeatedly reiterated Tehran’s refusal to deal directly with Washington, due to the unilateral exit and in contravention of the 2015 agreement and the subsequent sanctions imposed. “The first objective of the negotiations is to abolish all embargo measures and illegal sanctions, a mere tool to limit Iran’s right to nuclear development. The second, on the other hand, is to promote the rights of the Iranian people to benefit from nuclear energy, in accordance with the non-proliferation treaty. We (Iran) have made our choice, now the West has to pay the price for not keeping the commitments made on nuclear power, “Kani said a few days before the appointment, and then:” The important thing is that United States will come to the talks with the intention of resolving issues related to sanctions. In this case, the road will be easy, but if not, we have (Iran) different solutions and viable alternatives ”. The representative of Moscow, Mikhail Ulyanov, following a preliminary meeting with Bagheri Kani and his counterpart from China, stated that: “The exchange of views was useful, above all to understand the new positions of Tehran”.
“The negotiations – explains the Nova agency – appear complicated, above all because Tehran is looking for a new agreement and not for the concessions that Western countries would like to make, without distorting the agreement reached six years ago”.
Maria Anna Goni