Optimistic about nuclear negotiations in Vienna: Iranian Foreign Minsitry Jan 18, 2022 0 0 12345 dpaTehranIran thinks an agreement is possible as diplomats meet in Vienna to draw up a new deal aimed at curbing the Islamic republic’s nuclear capabilities.“We have made considerable progress and also cleared up some previously contentious issues,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Monday.Despite differences remaining, he said a permanent agreement is feasible in the near future, especially if the United States takes the necessary political decisions.The spokesperson did not give details on the talks. Khatibzadeh also signalled Iran’s willingness to enter into direct dialogue with the US in Vienna. “But for that, the Americans have to change their approach in advance,” he added, again without giving details.Currently, Washington and Tehran have been communicating indirectly via EU coordinator Enrique Mora.“The Americans also know that an agreement in the nuclear dispute is in the interest of all sides, but that a failure of the negotiations would be of no use to anyone,” Khatibzadeh said.His comments come as criticism of the Iranian negotiating team grows within political circles in Tehran. Critics say that without direct contact with Washington, the US sanctions will not be lifted and Iran’s economic crisis will continue.Iran is rich in oil but is suffering one of the worst financial downturns in its history, mainly due to the crippling sanctions.In Vienna, the so-called 4+1 group - China, France, Britain, Russia plus Germany - is trying to save the 2015 Vienna nuclear agreement, after the US unilaterally abandoned the deal in 2018 and reintroduced sanctions.In order for the US to revive the deal, Iran would have to again comply with its obligations under the agreement. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Confrontation will lead to catastrophe: China’s Xi Jan 18, 2022 0 0 India mourns loss of ‘Supermom’ tigress, bids emotional farewell Jan 18, 2022 0 0 South African residents rescued by boat from heavy flooding Jan 18, 2022 0 0 West bank killing Ramallah A Palestinian man was killed in the West Bank after he allegedly tried to attack a soldier with a knife, the Israeli army said on Monday. The man got out of a car at a crossroads armed with a knife. The soldier then .. Two dead, 40 missing after boat sinks between Morocco and Canaries Madrid At least two passengers aboard a boat carrying migrants died when it sank off the Atlantic coast of Morocco, and a further 40 are missing, an official from Spain’s Canary Islands said on Monday. Rescue services had .. North Korea carries out another missile test dpa Seoul North Korea appeared undeterred by US sanctions as it carried out the latest in a recent series of missile launches on Monday, according to information from the South Korean military. Two missiles were fired .. Turkish court acquits German journalist Mesale Tolu of terrorism charges Istanbul A Turkish court on Monday acquitted German journalist Mesale Tolu of two charges related to terrorism. “After four years, eight months and 20 days: Acquittal on both charges,” Tolu tweeted on Monday after .. China confirms resumption of freight traffic with North Korea Beijing China on Monday confirmed the resumption of freight traffic with North Korea following a pandemic-related hiatus, after South Korean media reported that a goods train had crossed the Yalu River.Chinese .. Three people killed in Abu Dhabi tanker explosion dpa Abu Dhabi Three people were killed when three oil tankers exploded in Abu Dhabi on Monday, in a blast that might have been caused by drones, police said. A minor fire also erupted at the city’s airport. Shortly after, .. Protests after eviction of Palestinian family in East Jerusalem dpa Tel Aviv Protests erupted in the Sheikh Jarrad neighbourhood of East Jerusalem on Monday as Israeli authorities moved to evict a Palestinian family from their home, Israeli police reported. A group of young people .. Indonesian Minister reveales the name of the conutry’s new capital Jakarta Indonesia’s new national capital, to be built on Borneo island, will be named “Nusantara,” a minister said on Monday. The national parliament is expected to pass a bill on the new capital on Tuesday, paving the ..