Iran nuclear deal must wait until formation of new government
Returning to the 2015 Iran nuclear accord will have to wait until the formation of a new Iranian government, said the head of the UN nuclear watchdog on Wednesday.
Rafael Grossi, the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, also said that to finalise the deal there needed to be a strong political will to do so from all parties.
"Everyone knows that, at this point, it will be necessary to wait for the new Iranian government," Rafael Grossi said in an interview with Italian daily La Repubblica, in reply to a question about what stage negotiations on the deal were at.
"The discussions that have been going on for weeks have dealt with very complex and delicate technical questions, but what is needed is the political will of the parties," Grossi said.
Iran's new president is expected to name his cabinet by mid-August. The term of current President Hassan Rouhani ends on 3 August, a government spokesman said.
The sixth round of talks to revive the deal resumed in Vienna on Saturday between Iran and world powers.