Iranian news outlets reported that the country's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, was back in Tehran on "a short visit for routine consultations" pertaining to talks in Vienna on restoring the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Iranian officials have said that while the senior diplomat is home, expert-level talks and informal meetings will continue to be held in the Austrian capital. But Enrique Mora, the European Union's representative to the talks, tweeted, "There are no longer 'expert level talks.' Nor 'formal meetings.'" He noted that what is left to be done to wrap up the talks is "political decisions" and that "the rest is noise."