Iran FM urges US to be 'serious' about restarting nuclear talks

Iran FM urges US to be 'serious' about restarting nuclear talks
Iran's foreign ministry said the US must be 'serious' about restarting nuclear talks to return to the 2015 nuclear agreement.
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28 October, 2021
Hossein Amir Abdollahian urged the US to be 'serious' about talks [Getty]

Iran's foreign ministry urged US President Joe Biden on Wednesday to show "serious will" to return to the 2015 nuclear agreement, as Tehran agrees to re-enter talks by November.

"Based on the statements made by US officials in New York, we are assuming that Biden has good faith," Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said at a press conference on Wednesday evening.

His remarks came after Iran agreed to resume talks next month with world powers over its nuclear deal, the country's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday, after talks with EU mediators in Brussels.

The other participants in the talks -- which included indirect negotiations between the United States and Iran -- still need to confirm the return to the table.

"We agree to start negotiations before the end of November. Exact date would be announced in the course of the next week," Ali Bagheri, who also serves as Tehran's chief negotiator, wrote on Twitter.

The EU and world powers have been scrambling to get negotiations in Vienna aimed at reviving the 2015 accord back on track after the election of a hardliner in Tehran.