US plays down expectations for Vienna Iran nuclear talks

(VOVWORLD) - The US State Department on Thursday played down expectations for talks on how Washington and Tehran might resume compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and said the US envoy was likely to return home as the talks break for the weekend, according to Reuters.

US plays down expectations for Vienna Iran nuclear talks - ảnh 1A negotiation session between representatives of the Government of Iran and the remaining powers participating in the JCPOA nuclear agreement: EU, UK, China, Russia, Vienna, Austria, April 6, 2021. Photo: AFP / VNA

While echoing descriptions of the talks as “constructive,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters “we would also, however, hasten to not allow expectations to outpace where we are.”

Meanwhile, an unnamed senior Iranian official said on the same day that Tehran is seeking to create consensus on a proposal to complete the nuclear talks in Vienna, warning that there is little time left to close the gap.

The meeting in Vienna was attended by senior officials representing China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, and the UK. A US representative participated online from a hotel near the meeting venue.

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