Iran nuclear talks paused, 'political decisions' needed: EU
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The latest round of talks to salvage the Iran nuclear deal in Vienna have been put on pause, the European Union coordinator Enrique Mora said Friday, calling for "political decisions" to break the deadlock.
"Participants will go back to capital(s) for consultations and instructions to come back next week. Political decisions are needed now," Mora tweeted.
Talks aiming to rescue the faltering accord began in the Austrian capital in April and -- after a five-month suspension -- resumed in November.
The EU has played the role of mediator, while Washington has been taking part only indirectly in the negotiations.
The potential turning point came after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in mid-January that it was a "decisive moment" in the negotiations, warning there were only "a few weeks left" to save a deal.