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L ES US reported on Tuesday "modest" progress in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program, but joined Europeans to insist on "urgency" to conclude discussions about Tehran's nuclear advances.

"We have noticed in recent days that there might have had modest progress in recent discussions," said the spokesman for the US State Department, Ned Price, after the resumption of negotiations. In Vienna to try to save the 2015 Agreement on Iranian nuclear power (whose acronym in English is JCPOA).

"But the parties must seek to rely on these progress in a constructive spirit and with conviction," he added, believing that it was "too early to say if these progress (had) any substance".

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This progress is whatever happens "far too slow" and "it can not last," prosecuted the spokesman. "It will soon be too late to return to the mutual respect of the JCPOA".

The negotiators of the three European countries ( France , Germany , United Kingdom ) Signatories of the agreement also stressed that this negotiation was "urgent".

"It is clear that we are approaching the point where Iran's nuclear climbing will have emptied the JCPOA of its substance," they noted, reiterating that it remained "weeks and not months to conclude an agreement".

In particular, they insisted on the level of uranium enrichment by the Iran , which is hazardously closer to the nuclear threshold, even if Tehran said Saturday does not intend to enrich beyond 60% In case of failure of the negotiations in Vienna.

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"We take note of the commentary of the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization that Iran will not enclose more than 60%," they said.

"Unprecedented"

"It remains unricars to 60% is unprecedented for a non-nuclear weapon", they added.

"The increase in 60% uranium stocks brings Iran significantly from obtaining the fissile material that can be used for the manufacture of a nuclear weapon," they hammered.

The challenge of the talks aims to bring back to the Covenant the United States, which left it in 2018, and to bring Tehran back to respect for its commitments, broken in response to the recovery of American sanctions.

Iran announced in April to have started producing 60% enriched uranium, well beyond the 3.67% threshold fixed by the International Agreement, which is closer to the 90% necessary for the making. an atomic bomb even if he denies having such a project.

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In addition to the three European countries, China and Russia are also involved in negotiating with Iran. The United States participate indirectly.

The coordinator of the European Union (EU) Enrique Mora, who chairs the talks, said Monday that all parties had shown "a clear willingness to work on the success of this negotiation" but predicts still "very difficult discussions" In the "days and weeks to come".

The Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, cited by the official IRNA news agency, said on Tuesday that the negotiations were "on the right track".

"With the goodwill and seriousness of the other parties, we can hope (reach) an agreement in the near future," he said.

According to the Permanent Representative of Russia with international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Oulianov, the Working Group on Nuclear Issues had "a useful meeting" Tuesday.

"We observe undeniable progress," he said on Twitter. The lifting of sanctions is also "actively discussed" informally, he added.

28/12/2021 22:30:15 - Vienna (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

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