Ali Baqeri, Iran’s deputy chief nuclear negotiator, told state TV on Thursday night that “step by step” progress toward lifting sanctions can be made in negotiations with the West over the country’s nuclear program. (IRIB, 12 April)
Baqeri expressed the hope of Iran’s negotiating team that talks with P5+1 can resume with a ‘‘constructive, clear and functional response’’ toward Iran. He added that Iran’s goal in future talks is a lifting of the sanctions. “It can happen step by step,” Baqeri said.