Berliner Boersenzeitung - US says Iran nuclear deal 'in sight' but urgent need to finalize

EUR -
AED 3.985487
AFN 78.312185
ALL 103.913093
AMD 437.144737
ANG 1.949108
AOA 902.774155
ARS 910.993837
AUD 1.660421
AWG 1.955829
AZN 1.848918
BAM 1.955106
BBD 2.183624
BDT 118.697841
BGN 1.955106
BHD 0.407655
BIF 3090.702256
BMD 1.085065
BND 1.456083
BOB 7.473346
BRL 5.373791
BSD 1.081516
BTN 89.648159
BWP 14.896709
BYN 3.539243
BYR 21267.266374
BZD 2.179926
CAD 1.473681
CDF 3005.629365
CHF 0.959472
CLF 0.037697
CLP 1040.170556
CNY 7.808997
COP 4245.991925
CRC 553.703338
CUC 1.085065
CUP 28.754212
CVE 110.22585
CZK 25.377535
DJF 192.5816
DKK 7.462102
DOP 63.507444
DZD 146.259158
EGP 33.418031
ERN 16.275969
ETB 61.072009
FJD 2.436192
FKP 0.858943
GBP 0.857284
GEL 2.875845
GGP 0.858943
GHS 13.735122
GIP 0.858943
GMD 73.703057
GNF 9294.698745
GTQ 8.447999
GYD 226.259638
HKD 8.494758
HNL 26.707514
HRK 7.628107
HTG 143.389072
HUF 394.551615
IDR 17037.630267
ILS 3.869453
IMP 0.858943
INR 89.893643
IQD 1416.796788
IRR 45618.833048
ISK 149.851563
JEP 0.858943
JMD 168.700082
JOD 0.769354
JPY 162.862816
KES 156.274495
KGS 97.004564
KHR 4398.43778
KMF 493.189035
KPW 976.462466
KRW 1445.201669
KWD 0.333987
KYD 0.90128
KZT 489.16626
LAK 22594.974804
LBP 96847.502077
LKR 333.621506
LRD 208.332783
LSL 20.728827
LTL 3.203914
LVL 0.656345
LYD 5.223145
MAD 10.890632
MDL 19.218174
MGA 4870.270196
MKD 61.608118
MMK 2271.093362
MNT 3682.95512
MOP 8.720403
MRU 43.30534
MUR 49.685519
MVR 16.714054
MWK 1820.653347
MXN 18.463355
MYR 5.149178
MZN 68.905652
NAD 20.728781
NGN 1712.297469
NIO 39.805862
NOK 11.46023
NPR 143.437055
NZD 1.777047
OMR 0.417707
PAB 1.081516
PEN 4.089348
PGK 4.124535
PHP 60.793462
PKR 302.006335
PLN 4.322217
PYG 7906.191909
QAR 3.950449
RON 4.974049
RSD 117.143393
RUB 99.429937
RWF 1397.303711
SAR 4.069268
SBD 9.196949
SCR 14.687383
SDG 652.1242
SEK 11.240993
SGD 1.459199
SHP 1.375591
SLE 24.625694
SLL 21430.026433
SOS 620.118401
SRD 38.405903
STD 22458.646709
SVC 9.462639
SYP 14107.0761
SZL 20.728638
THB 38.703211
TJS 11.842294
TMT 3.808577
TND 3.390868
TOP 2.574804
TRY 34.060074
TTD 7.339393
TWD 34.26016
TZS 2757.820488
UAH 41.27654
UGX 4232.496718
USD 1.085065
UYU 42.334964
UZS 13534.192977
VEF 3911917.060694
VES 39.10036
VND 26752.267982
VUV 130.743103
WST 2.988965
XAF 655.724102
XAG 0.046847
XAU 0.000521
XCD 2.932442
XDR 0.814911
XOF 655.724102
XPF 119.331742
YER 271.704077
ZAR 20.683545
ZMK 9766.88747
ZMW 25.495944
ZWL 349.390362
  • CMSC

    -0.1700

    24.98

    -0.68%

  • RIO

    0.6100

    65.14

    +0.94%

  • NGG

    -0.1300

    66.53

    -0.2%

  • SLAC

    0.0050

    10.305

    +0.05%

  • SCS

    -0.3400

    13.4

    -2.54%

  • RYCEF

    0.0700

    4.74

    +1.48%

  • RBGPF

    1.4090

    64.9547

    +2.17%

  • RELX

    -0.7000

    43.22

    -1.62%

  • CMSD

    0.0500

    24.78

    +0.2%

  • BCE

    -0.1300

    36.98

    -0.35%

  • BCC

    1.8800

    137.79

    +1.36%

  • AZN

    0.4400

    64.6

    +0.68%

  • GSK

    0.1300

    42.03

    +0.31%

  • JRI

    0.0500

    11.49

    +0.44%

  • BP

    0.6500

    35.64

    +1.82%

  • VOD

    0.1400

    9.08

    +1.54%

  • BTI

    -0.1100

    29.78

    -0.37%

US says Iran nuclear deal 'in sight' but urgent need to finalize
US says Iran nuclear deal 'in sight' but urgent need to finalize

US says Iran nuclear deal 'in sight' but urgent need to finalize

The United States said Monday a deal was possible with Iran on its nuclear program but that an agreement had to be completed urgently as Tehran advances its capabilities, on the eve of renewed talks.

Text size:

The negotiations -- attended by China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, Iran and the United States -- will resume in Vienna after being halted at the end of last month.

They come after parties in recent weeks cited progress in seeking to revive the 2015 accord that was supposed to prevent Iran from acquiring an atomic bomb, a goal it has always denied pursuing.

"A deal that addresses all sides' core concerns is in sight, but if it is not reached in the coming weeks, Iran's ongoing nuclear advances will make it impossible for us to return to the JCPOA," a US State Department spokesperson said, referring to the 2015 framework agreement.

Parties have been negotiating in Vienna since last year with indirect US participation.

Former US president Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the pact in 2018 and reimposed tough economic sanctions on Iran, prompting the Islamic republic to begin pulling back from its commitments under the deal and step up its nuclear activities.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the answers that "the United States brings tomorrow to Vienna will determine when we can reach an agreement."

"We have made significant progress in various areas of the Vienna negotiations" including on guarantees that Iran seeks that a new US administration would not breach the deal once again, Khatibzadeh told reporters.

- 'Decisive moment' -

Experts say the Iranians have deviated so much from the restrictions of the 2015 deal that they are only weeks away from having enough fissile material to make an atomic weapon.

Washington has sought direct negotiations in this home stretch, but said talks remain indirect at Iran's request.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called it "the decisive moment" in an interview with the Washington Post published Monday.

"We gave them a clear message that now this is the time for decisions and for progress, and not for prolonging the process," he said. "We hope that they will use the chance."

On Friday, Washington made a gesture by announcing it was waiving sanctions on Iran's civil nuclear programme, a technical step necessary to return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA.

The waiver allows other countries and companies to participate in Iran's civil nuclear programme without triggering US sanctions on them, in the name of promoting safety and non-proliferation.

The move "should facilitate technical discussions necessary to support talks on JCPOA return in Vienna," negotiators of Britain, France and Germany said in a joint statement Saturday.

For Iran, though, the move fell short.

"Real, effective and verifiable economic benefit for Iran is a necessary condition for the formation of an agreement," Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said in a tweet.

"The show of lifting sanctions is not considered a constructive effort."

Shamkhani said Sunday that Washington and Tehran had so far failed to produce "balance" in their commitments during the Vienna talks.

"Despite limited progress in the #ViennaTalks, we are still far from achieving the necessary balance in the commitments of the parties," he tweeted.

(G.Gruner--BBZ)