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The Iran nuclear agreement… a “last” European attempt and a condition from Tehran

Borrell told the newspaper that he was seeking a “compromise” to overcome obstacles that could undermine more than a year of European diplomatic efforts to reach an agreement with Iran.

Talks between Western countries and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear file stopped last March, after a series of rounds of negotiations in Vienna, which were punctuated by several obstacles.

One of the main reasons for the suspension of negotiations is Iran’s insistence that Washington remove the Iranian Guard from the list of terrorist organizations.

The Financial Times indicated that the European Union’s foreign policy official is studying a proposal under which the name of the Iranian Guard would be removed from the list of terrorist organizations, provided that entities affiliated with it remain on the list.

Borrell revealed to the newspaper that he wanted to send the chief European negotiator, Enrique Mora, to Tehran to discuss this issue with officials in Tehran, but Iran “strongly refused” this measure.

Borrell described this diplomatic endeavor as the “last bullet” in the European Union’s quiver on reviving the nuclear deal with Iran.

Reuters reported last week that the leaders of Iranian officials, encouraged by a jump in the price of oil since the Russian attack on Ukraine, are in no hurry to revive the 2015 agreement to ease sanctions imposed on their country’s oil-dependent economy.

Under the 2015 deal, Iran agreed to reduce its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions imposed on it.

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