Wednesday, July 27, 2022

EU proposes compromise on Iran nuclear deal

The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, said on Tuesday that the time has come to make a decision on saving the Iran nuclear deal.

Writing in an op-ed in The Financial Times, Borrell noted his efforts launched in April of last year to bring the US and Iran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“After 15 months of intense, constructive negotiations in Vienna and countless interactions with the JCPOA participants and the US, I have concluded that the space for additional significant compromises has been exhausted. I have now put on the table a text that addresses, in precise detail, the sanctions lifting as well as the nuclear steps needed to restore the JCPOA,” he wrote.

“This text represents the best possible deal that I, as facilitator of the negotiations, see as feasible. It is not a perfect agreement, but it addresses all essential elements and includes hard-won compromises by all sides. Decisions need to be taken now to seize this unique opportunity to succeed, and to free up the great potential of a fully implemented deal. I see no other comprehensive or effective alternative within reach,” added Borrell. READ MORE