According to Iran’s official news agency reported on May 3, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Khatibzad held a press conference the same day, in the Austrian capital Vienna, the latest progress of the Iran nuclear agreement related parties to the meeting, Iran and the United States and Britain related to the exchange of prisoners and other hot issues.
Recently, there were media reports that Iran had reached a prisoner swap agreement with the United States and Britain and would receive billions of dollars in funding. In response, Khatibzadeh said that prisoner exchange as a humanitarian issue has been on Iran’s external agenda, Iran also has plans and ideas on the issue, which is independent of the Iran nuclear agreement negotiations. But reports that Iran has reached a prisoner swap agreement with the United States have not been confirmed by Iran’s foreign ministry.
Reports say Britain is in legal talks with Iran to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. In response, Khatibzad stressed that there was no legal negotiations between the two countries.
Responding to a recent meeting of relevant parties to the Iran nuclear deal in Vienna, Khatibzadeh said Iran had set a red line for the talks from the start, meaning that all sanctions imposed on Iran after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the deal should be lifted in one go. There have been some positive developments in recent negotiations, but there are still some differences on the list of individuals or institutions sanctioned, and the negotiations that follow will continue to revolve around this. He also stressed that Iran is in no hurry to achieve, but does not allow negotiations to become a “war of attrition”, will not accept the addition or deletion of any existing Iran nuclear agreement.