Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh noted that there is an attempt by all parties to reach a permanent outcome.
“We are witnessing progress in four areas, the lifting of anti-Iranian sanctions, guarantees, serious initiatives and the uranium enrichment issue,” he said.
In the his view, there is significant progress on some points and less on others, but it is a time, he said, when it will show if there is willingness on the counterpart.
So far, the talks have skirted issues outside the JCPOA and the topics include Iran’s priority of abolishing U.S. coercive measures, verification, guarantees and other nuclear-related issues.
Iran seeks a permanent and credible agreement, he said, for which the return of the United States, which abandoned it, requires a long-lasting and not a temporary commitment.