Diplomats announced Friday that the Biden administration will hold “indirect” talks with the Iranian regime in Vienna, Austria, next week, toward restoring the Obama administration’s nuclear deal, which the Trump administration left in 2018.
The New York Post reported:
Officials from Tehran and Washington will travel to Vienna next week as part of efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and global powers, though they will not hold direct talks, diplomats said on Friday.
“Iran and the US will be in the same town, but not the same room,” a European diplomatic source said. A Western diplomat said a shuttle diplomacy approach would be adopted.
Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif confirmed the news on Twitter:
At virtual JCPOA JC meeting, Iran & EU/E3+2 agreed to resume in-person talks in Vienna next Tues.
Aim: Rapidly finalize sanction-lifting & nuclear measures for choreographed removal of all sanctions,