Iran and the world powers are set to resume the nuclear talks Dec. 9. Following last week’s talks in Vienna, the first in five months, officials returned to their capitals for consultations.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian wrote in a Russian paper ahead of these talks that “the window for negotiations will not remain open forever.” The article was summarized in Iranian media outlets. Abdollahian’s message was specifically directed at the United Kingdom, France, Germany and the United States. While Washington is not directly part of these talks due to their 2018 exit from the nuclear deal known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), they are essentially being represented by the three European countries.