21 Jun 2021

Talks underway to reinstate Iran nuclear deal

From Morning Report, 6:47 am on 21 June 2021

Negotiators from Iran and the six nation countries have been holding talks in Vienna in an attempt to revive a deal to limit the country's nuclear programme.

In 2015, Iran reached a deal with the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany to allow limited nuclear activities and a relief from sanctions.

However, in 2018 President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement and resinstated tough restrictions.

The Isreali government - who has historically opposed any nuclear programme in Iran - is calling on the US and it's allies to wake up to the threat of Iran as a potential nuclear power.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says Iran's regime wants nuclear weapons - a claim that the country has repeatedly denied.

BBC correspondent Bethany Bell spoke to Susie Ferguson.