Published: 10:48, April 13, 2022 | Updated: 10:47, April 13, 2022
Iran's top leader praises nuke negotiators for resisting demands
By Xinhua

In this file photo taken on March 1, 2021, the Iranian national flag is seen outside the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters during the agency's Board of Governors meeting in Vienna. (JOE KLAMAR / AFP)

TEHRAN - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised Iran's negotiating team for resisting the "excessive demands" during the talks on salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal on Tuesday.

"Negotiations are going well," Khamenei was quoted as saying by his official website.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei added that the Iranian negotiators will continue to resist such demands

The Iranian leader added that the Iranian negotiators will continue to resist such demands.

Khamenei advised the government of President Ebrahim Raisi to deal with the country's issues regardless of the results of the Vienna talks, which have been held since last year between Iran and other major signatory parties to the 2015 pact, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Former US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled Washington out of the agreement in May 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran, prompting the latter to drop some of its nuclear commitments.

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Since April 2021, eight rounds of talks have been held in the Austrian capital of Vienna between Iran and the remaining JCPOA parties, including Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany, to revive the deal. The US has been indirectly involved in the talks.