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Iran, world powers resume nuclear talks in Vienna

The return to negotiations will be the first talks with Iran under new President Ebrahim Raisi.
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani arrives at the Coburg Palais, the venue of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) meeting, in Vienna on Nov. 29, 2021.

Iran and several world powers have restarted the talks designed to restore the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, officially the 7th round of these specific talks. The resumption of the talks in Vienna under a new Iranian administration — and new negotiators — are focused on bringing the United States back into the original deal and Iran into full compliance. The talks will include representatives from Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany and the UK. 

Before the beginning of talks, deputy foreign minister and lead Iranian negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani told reporters, “We’ve entered the talks with a serious will and strong preparation to remove the illegal and oppressive sanctions.” Bagheri met separately Sunday with representatives from China and Russia and as well with Enrique Mora, chief of staff for Josep Borrell, the European Union's high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.

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