Reports: Iran Nuclear Talks With World Powers to Resume on Thursday

VIENNA (Reuters) -
Deputy Secretary-General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Enrique Mora and Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani wait for the start of a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna, Austria Thursday. (EU Delegation in Vienna/Handout via REUTERS)

Indirect U.S.-Iranian talks on saving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will resume on Thursday in Vienna, Iranian news agencies reported on Tuesday.

“We will continue the talks on Thursday … and await practical steps by the West,” Iran‘s top negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani was quoted as telling Iranian media during a visit to Moscow by the semi-official news agency ISNA.

Tasnim news agency earlier said Bagheri Kani finalized the date of the resumption of the talks after contacting European Union coordinator Enrique Mora.

The talks broke off on Friday as European officials voiced dismay at sweeping demands by Iran‘s new, hardline government.

The seventh round of talks in Vienna is the first with delegates sent by Iran‘s anti-Western President Ebrahim Raisi on how to resuscitate the agreement under which Iran limited its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions.