The head of the press service of the State Department, Ned Price, noted that there were indeed some signs of progress.
Multilateral negotiations on the situation around Iran’s nuclear program have not yet led to concrete results. This was announced on Wednesday at a regular briefing for journalists by the head of the press service of the State Department, Ned Price.
He was commenting on the publication of The Wall Street Journal newspaper that the US administration has signaled to Tehran that it is ready to ease unilateral sanctions against Iran’s oil industry and financial sector, as well as its central bank. Unnamed sources told The Wall Street Journal that the US notified Iran of this readiness at the ongoing consultations in Vienna on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
“These negotiations were constructive and businesslike. We were able to see some signs of progress. But, of course, we are still far from something materializing in a concrete form,” Price said, assessing the meetings in the Austrian capital. “When it comes to Iran, you are right: there have been certain signs of progress. But I would not like to exaggerate this,” the representative of the US Foreign Ministry said.