TEHRAN, IRAN – FEBRUARY 23: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said they are optimistic about nuclear talks.
“So far we are optimistic about the Vienna talks. We hope that some sensitive and important issues remaining in the negotiations will be resolved in the coming days with realism from the Western side,” he said during a press conference with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi in capital Tehran on Wednesday.
The Iran nuclear deal — officially named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — was signed in 2015 by Iran, the US, China, Russia, France, the UK, Germany and the EU.
Under the agreement, Tehran committed to limit its nuclear activity to civilian purposes and in return, world powers agreed to drop economic sanctions against Iran.
The US, under former President Donald Trump, unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions, prompting Tehran to stop complying with the deal.