DUBAI, United Arab Emirates ( Associated Press) – Indirect talks between Iran and the United States on Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers have ended without breaking the deadlock over talks, a semi-official Iranian news agency reported on Wednesday.
The US State Department and the European Union, which are mediating talks in Qatar, did not immediately accept the end of the talks in Doha.
However, the semi-official Tasnim news agency, which is considered close to Iran’s hardline Revolutionary Guard, described the talks as ending and “having no effect on breaking the deadlock in the talks”.
During the talks, US Special Representative Rob Malle spoke to Iranians through EU official Enrique Mora. Mora then delivered messages to Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani.
Tasnim claimed the US position did not include “guarantees for Iran to benefit economically from the deal”, which she described as “informed sources”.
“Washington is seeking to revive (the deal) to limit Iran without an economic achievement for our country,” the Tasnim report claimed.
Iran and world powers agreed to a nuclear deal in 2015, with Tehran substantially limiting its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. In 2018, then-President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the agreement, raising tensions in the wider Middle East and triggering a series of attacks and incidents.,
Negotiations in Vienna about reviving the deal have been on “pause” since March, Since the collapse of the deal, Iran has been running advanced centrifuges and rapidly growing stockpiles of enriched uranium.