EU and Russia say progress made in Iran nuclear talks
Gulf Today|April 18, 2021
It appears that a new agreement is taking shape and there is now a common final goal among all, says Iranian official; Iran names suspect in Natanz attack, says he fled country

Talks on Iran’s nuclear programme aimed at salvaging a 2015 deal made “progress” on Saturday, a day after Tehran said it had started producing uranium at 60 per cent purity.

The Islamic republic had warned it would sharply ramp up its enrichment of uranium earlier this week, after an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility.

That cast a shadow over the talks in Vienna aimed at rescuing a nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers that former US President Donald Trump abandoned almost three years ago.

European Union envoy Enrique Mora said on Saturday that “progress has been made in a far from an easy task. We need now more detailed work.”

Russian ambassador to Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov added that “participants took note with satisfaction of the progress made so far and expressed determination to continue negotiations with a view to complete the process successfully as soon as possible.”

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