EU’s Borrell: answer from Iran to EU proposal on nuclear deal was “reasonable”

By Thomson Reuters Aug 22, 2022 | 6:09 AM

MADRID (Reuters) – European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Monday that a response from Iran to the EU’s latest proposal on a nuclear deal with the U.S. was “reasonable”.

“There was a proposal from me as coordinator of the negotiations… and a response from Iran that I considered reasonable. It was transmitted to the United States which has not yet responded formally,” he told a university event in the northern Spanish city of Santander.

Borrell was referring to a response sent last week by Iran to the latest proposal of the European Union for updating a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran after 16 months of indirect U.S.-Iranian talks.

(Reporting by Christina Thykjaer and Inti Landauro)