Nuclear talks in Vienna
Nuclear talks in Vienna Handout, Reuters

Iran on Monday submitted its response to the European Union's proposed text to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian source confirmed to an Al Jazeera correspondent.

"Iran expects to receive an answer from the other side within two days," an Iranian source told the ISNA news agency.

A source confirmed to journalist Stephanie Liechtenstein that the EU had received Iran’s response, saying there is "nothing too inflammatory in there."

Iran scaled back its compliance with the 2015 deal, in response to former US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement in May of 2018, but has held several rounds of indirect talks with the US on a return to the agreement.

The most recent round of talks concluded last week, as the parties closed a final text and key negotiators prepared to consult with their capitals.

Those talks took place following a proposal submitted on July 26 by EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

The US described the tabled draft as “the best and only basis on which to reach a deal.”

On Friday, an Iranian official indicated that the Islamic Republic may accept the final compromise worked out in Vienna to save the 2015 nuclear agreement.

"The European Union's proposals are acceptable provided that they provide assurances to Iran on various points, related to sanctions and safeguards," as well as pending issues with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an unidentified Iranian diplomat said.

On Sunday, an Iranian parliament committee said that the talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal must result in the removal of US sanctions in a way that safeguards Iran's economic interests.