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EU's Borrell: Pause In Vienna Talks Needed, Final Text Nearly Ready


The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Josep Borrell tweets: "A pause in Vienna Talks is needed, due to external factors. A final text is essentially ready and on the table.As coordinator, I will, with my team, continue to be in touch with all JCPOA participants and the U.S. to overcome the current situation and to close the agreement."

  • A pause in talks due to the Ukraine crisis would come as a major blow to the prospects of a deal being reached any time soon. US and West likely to want to reach a deal to get Iranian oil back online due to desire to shift away from Russian supplies. However, Moscow is Tehran's closest major international ally, and as such Iran may not want to alienate Russia for the sake of a potentially temporary deal with the US and Europe.

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