The final agreement on the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program can be reached as early as next week with favorable developments, Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, told TASS.
“With favorable developments, the final agreement can be reached as early as next week,” the diplomat said, answering a relevant question.
"But this is in the event that all the countries participating in the Vienna talks agree with the version of the text that was distributed by the EU coordinators on August 8th. If there are amendments, objections, then it is difficult to predict the further development of events now. We have to wait until next week," he noted.
The senior diplomat explained that the EU coordinators have made several amendments to the text that is on the negotiating table.
"This is not a text from the EU, but developed by all participants in the negotiations, which have been ongoing since April last year. As coordinators, the EU members can offer compromise options, which they did. Indeed, the United States, apparently, agreed, while Iran has not yet expressed its attitude to this text, so I will not speculate about what questions Tehran may have," Ulyanov added.