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German Foreign Ministry: Progress in the Iranian talks, and we assume that an agreement will be reached with the new president

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that Iran and world powers are making progress in talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, pointing out that there are some obstacles that must be overcome, adding that an agreement can be reached even after a hard-line Iranian president wins the elections.


Maas added during a joint press conference with his American counterpart Anthony Blinken in Berlin, in statements reported by the Deutsche Welle newspaper: We are advancing step by step in each round of negotiations, and we assume that in the context of the Iranian presidential elections, there are good opportunities to achieve them in the foreseeable future.


 The newspaper pointed out that Tehran announced that it had thwarted a "sabotage" operation targeting one of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization's buildings, which did not lead to any damage, according to state television reported Wednesday, as the Iranian News Agency and TV "Irib News" reported on its website, the failure of the sabotage operation. against one of the buildings of the Atomic Energy Organization and did not cause any material or human harm.”


Vienna is hosting talks between Iran and the parties to the agreement, with indirect US participation, in an effort to revive it through an understanding that includes Washington's lifting of sanctions, in exchange for Tehran's return to fully respecting its obligations. The negotiators have engaged in six rounds of talks so far, and confirmed progress in them, but with some differences remaining.


The announcement of the sabotage attempt comes less than three days after the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization announced the suspension of work "for a few days" at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the south of the country, for reasons believed to be related to periodic maintenance or repairing faults, but the authorities gave differing explanations about them.