Vienna Talks Establish Working Groups to Find Path Back to Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran said the talks were ‘constructive,’ next meeting to be held Friday
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Talks in Vienna between Iran and the remaining parties of the 2015 nuclear deal were held on Tuesday. US officials were also in the city and participated indirectly through intermediaries.
The two sides agreed to establish working groups of experts who will figure out how the US can return to the JCPOA. In-person talks between Iran and the JCPOA participants — Russia, China, Germany, the UK, and France — will be held again on Friday to discuss what the working groups come up with.
Two working groups will be meeting this week. One will focus on determining what sanctions the US needs to lift. The other will discuss the steps Iran needs to take to reduce the activity of its civilian nuclear program to comply with the limits set by the JCPOA.
“This is going to involve discussions about identifying the steps that the US has to take and identifying the steps that Iran is going to have to take,” said Robert Malley, President Biden’s special envoy to Iran.
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Israel’s Netanyahu Rails Against Iran Nuclear Deal as Talks Begin

Netanyahu said Israel ‘must act against the fanatical regime in Iran’
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While talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, kicked off in Vienna, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed against the agreement and said Israel must “act” against Tehran.
“The danger that Iran will return — and this time with an international imprimatur — to a path that will allow it to develop a nuclear arsenal is on our doorstep on this very day,” Netanyahu said at a meeting of his Likud party in the Knesset on Tuesday.
Like most Israeli officials, Netanyahu claims the JCPOA is somehow a path to a nuclear-armed Iran even though the agreement puts strict limits on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. And after the JCPOA expires, Iran would still be bound by the Non-Proliferation Treaty, which Israel refuses to sign since it has a secret nuclear weapons program.
“We cannot go back to the dangerous nuclear plan, because a nuclear Iran is an existential threat and a very big threat to the security of the whole world,” Netanyahu said.
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