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Iran to hold talks with 5 world powers still party to nuclear deal: Report

During the meeting the ministers will discuss an "incentive package" the European Union is offering to try to persuade Iran to stay in the agreement, says media reports

AFP | PTI  |  Tehran 

US President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement after signing it in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, US | File Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump holds up a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement after signing it in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, US | File Photo: Reuters

The foreign ministers of Iran and five world powers still party to the 2015 nuclear deal will meet in on Friday for talks on the troubled accord, state media in Tehran said.

The top diplomats of Britain, China, France, and will join Iranian Foreign Minister in the Austrian capital, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported, for their first talks together on the deal since Washington pulled out earlier this year.
 

During the meeting the ministers will discuss an "incentive package" the European Union is offering to try to persuade Iran to stay in the agreement, IRNA reported.

The meeting will seek "solutions to preserve the after the illegal US action to withdraw," it said.

The announcement came with President in Europe to rally support for the deal.
 

Rouhani, accompanied by Zarif, was in Switzerland on Tuesday and due to head tomorrow to Vienna, where the accord was signed in 2015.

US President unilaterally pulled out of the agreement two months ago, to the ire of the other signatories which along with the European Union have continued to back the accord.

Iran has warned it is ready to resume uranium enrichment to 20 per cent -- above the level permitted in the deal -- "within days" if the agreement falls apart.

First Published: Wed, July 04 2018. 21:03 IST
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