Abas Aslani at the Center for Middle East Strategic Studies: "Asked on if EU has received Iran’s response, [EU spox Nabila Massrali] said “we have received the Iranian response last evening. We are studying it and are consulting with the other JCPOA participants and the US on the way ahead.”
- Iran International:
- "Iran’s response to the text proposed by EU to revive JCPOA will probably fail to satisfy the Western sides, esp. US, IranIntl has learned. Iran has apparently accepted the proposed solution to Safeguards issues, but still insists on obtaining economic guarantees."
- "A paragraph has been included in the final text that exempts the companies working with Iran from possible reinstated sanctions for a year in case of US withdrawal, but Iran has urged more. Talks will collapse if Iran rejects this proposal in principle, sources told IranIntl. [...]."
- "On Safeguards issues, Iran has accepted the new paragraph included by EU in the final text that says the West pledges to push to end IAEA safeguards probe if Iran cooperates with the Agency[...]."
- "By accepting EU’s proposal on Safeguards issue and rejecting the proposal on US guarantees, Iran is apparently trying to throw the ball into the US court and pave the way for blaming Washington for a possible collapse of Vienna Talks..."