Iran nuclear talks set to resume in Vienna at the end of November

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(CNN)US Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley volition pb US information successful the adjacent circular of Iran atomic talks, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said Wednesday, soon aft an Iranian diplomat announced the long-delayed negotiations volition restart November 29 successful Vienna.

Price said negotiations astir the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action should prime up precisely wherever they near disconnected and expressed optimism that outstanding issues could beryllium resolved swiftly.

"We've said this galore times before, but we judge it remains imaginable to rapidly scope and instrumentality an knowing connected a communal instrumentality to compliance with the JCPOA by closing the comparatively tiny fig of issues that remained outstanding astatine the extremity of June erstwhile the sixth circular concluded," Price said.

    He warned, however, that the US feels clip is moving abbreviated to scope an agreement.

      Limited time

      "We judge that if the Iranians are serious, we tin negociate to bash that successful comparatively abbreviated order, but we've besides been clear, including arsenic this intermission has dragged connected for immoderate time, that this model of accidental volition not beryllium unfastened forever, and that, particularly if Iran continues to instrumentality provocative atomic steps," Price said.

      An Iranian diplomat announced connected Twitter that the talks would resume successful the Austrian superior aft a months-long hiatus, during which Iran elected a caller President and past assembled a caller negotiating squad to enactment successful discussions to revive the 2015 atomic deal.

      The US announced its withdrawal from the JCPOA successful May 2018. Roughly a twelvemonth later, Iran began steadily violating the presumption of the agreement. Talks to bring some parties backmost into compliance with the pact began this year, with the US and Iran communicating lone indirectly done European Union partners.

      The European Union confirmed successful a connection Wednesday that talks volition resume and "will beryllium attended by representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and Iran."

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      "Participants volition proceed the discussions connected the imaginable of a imaginable instrumentality of the United States to the JCPOA and however to guarantee the afloat and effectual implementation of the statement by each sides," the EU said successful a statement.

      Asked astir the Iranian diplomat's announcement during the State Department briefing, Price said it appeared to person conscionable taken spot and added that, "we bash invited the EU's announcement that they person coordinated with each participants and that talks connected a communal instrumentality to compliance with the JCPOA volition resume for a seventh circular connected Monday, November 29th."

      Price besides said that the seventh circular of talks implicit the Iran atomic woody "should commencement precisely wherever the sixth circular of talks near off."

      "We person been unambiguous erstwhile it comes to our presumption that determination was tremendous advancement achieved successful rounds 1 done six of these talks successful Vienna," helium said during a property briefing Wednesday. "It would beryllium neither productive nor omniscient to instrumentality up from immoderate different presumption from wherever we near disconnected successful June astatine the decision of the sixth round."

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      Referring to International Atomic Energy Agency concerns astir Iran's caller atomic developments, Price said that, "together with the IAEA, we've expressed our interest astir a fig of those steps successful caller days and caller weeks, truthful we surely anticipation that erstwhile the Iranian delegation returns to Vienna aboriginal this month, they bash truthful acceptable to negotiate, they bash truthful acceptable to negociate rapidly and successful bully religion arsenic well," helium said.

        Last week, the Iranian authorities said it would instrumentality to the negotiating array earlier the extremity of November, and implicit weekend, the leaders of the US, Germany, France and United Kingdom met connected the sidelines of the G20 successful Rome to sermon options for moving guardant connected the matter.

        The past circular of talks successful Vienna -- aimed astatine bringing the United States backmost into the atomic woody and getting Iran backmost into compliance with the statement -- took spot successful June.

        CNN's Nicole Gaouette and Christian Sierra contributed to this report

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