March 22, 2023 19:08 GMT
European And Iranian Officials Meet In Norway For "Brainstorming"
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The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that officials from Iran, UK, Germany, and France have met in Norway to make their "positions clear" in the face of an ongoing escalation of Iran's nuclear programme.
- Earlier today, Middle Eastern news outlet Amwaj reported that the group met for a "brainstorming session" and speculated that a meeting in neutral Norway may help lay the groundwork for a revised nuclear agreement.
- Amwaj: "...it is not the first time that the Scandinavian country has hosted talks between Europe and Iran. Multiple sources told Amwaj that Oslo months ago hosted ‘Track II’ talks to help find a way forward on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is formally known."
- The German MFA confirmed the meeting but stressed that negotiations on the JCPOA did not take place: "Yes, there has been a meeting of UK, French, and German diplomats with the Iranian side to make our positions very clear in the face of the Iranian escalation in many areas. No, there are still no negotiations, not even on the JCPoA."