Nuclear Iran, the EU leaves the Vienna talks: “Produced a text that cannot be renegotiated”. Tehran slows down: “We are not at the point of finalizing”
That ofEuropean Union looks like a ultimatum. but Tehran does not seem to have any intention of giving in to the pressure of Brussels And Washington. The possibility of reaching a new agreement between the EU and Iran on the nuclear of the Islamic Republic, after European negotiators today presented what they called a “Final text” at the interviews of Vienna to try to get an agreement back on track to stop Iranian uranium enrichment after that Donald Trumpamong the first acts of his mandate, he had decided to tear up the agreement reached by his predecessor, Barack Obamaby restarting the Ayatollahs’ race for nuclear development.
According to a European official, who speaks on condition of anonymity, “we have been working for four days and today the text is on the table. The deal is over, is the final text and will not be renegotiated ”. As evidence of this, he then continued, “the delegations are leaving Vienna. The shops to reach a text are finished and a text produced. What happens will depend on the response of the participants ”.
And the response from those was not long in coming, even if it is not what they hoped they are working on a new understanding between Brussels And Tehran. An official from the Iranian foreign ministry revealed anonymously to the agency Irna that “we are not in a phase in which we can speak of a finalization of the text”. According to the diplomat, some further pending questions remain and the result will converse with the determination of other participants to make political decisions on the proposals already presented by Tehran: “We still believe that if the other party makes the appropriate decisions to finalize the negotiation at the appropriate time. but we are not in that phase yet ”, he clarified.
The distance between the parties, at least according to these statements, therefore still seems considerable. And if Brussels should not be willing to enter into new negotiations, the risk is that the hypothesis of an agreement will be definitively wrecked. Also the High Representative for Foreign Policy of the EU, Josep Borrell, does not seem to leave room for other negotiations: “The negotiators using these days of proximity talks between the United States and Iran to fine-tune and deal with technical adjustments a handful of questions left in the text that I put on the table on July 21, such as coordinator of the nuclear agreement – he said – What can be negotiated has been negotiated and is now in a final text. However, behind every technical question and every paragraph hides a political decision that must be taken in the capitals. If the answers are positive, sign the agreement ”.