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The nuclear negotiations between Iran and the western countries will resume in the upcoming days, said an Iranian official on Wednesday.

Iran’s Tasnim news agency cited Mahmoud Abbaszadeh Meshkini, the spokesperson of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian parliament, as commenting on the developments in the process of resuming the negotiations.

Meshkini explained that his country’s Iranian Supreme National Security Council will first draw the strategic lines to be followed by its negotiating team which will be formed afterwards.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be responsible for the realization of goals and strategies, he added.

After six rounds of talks in the Austrian capital of Vienna between the Islamic Republic and remaining parties to the deal with the United States indirectly involved, the officials in Tehran announced in June that they would decide on the continuation of talks after the establishment of new Iranian administration.

In the presidential election of Iran earlier this year, hard-liner cleric Ebrahim Raisi won the majority and took the office in August. He is known for strict policies towards the western countries who are working hard to limit Iran’s nuclear enrichment capacity to prevent the country from obtaining nuclear weapons.

The nuclear talks that began in April sought to bring Washington back into the deal and persuade Iran to assume compliance with some of its commitments dropped after former US President Donald Trump unilaterally abandoned the accord in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran.