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US: Only way to return to nuclear deal is for Tehran to abandon extraneous demands

US State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks at the State Department in Washington DC. (File/AFP)
US State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks at the State Department in Washington DC. (File/AFP)
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16 Aug 2022 01:08:12 GMT9
16 Aug 2022 01:08:12 GMT9

Arab News 

  • The US will provide its views on the EU’s final draft to save the nuclear deal privately, Price said

LONDON: The only way to achieve a mutual return to the Iran nuclear deal is for Tehran to abandon its “extraneous demands,” US State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday.

He added that “if Iran cannot accept a mutual return to the JCPOA, the US is equally prepared to continue vigorous enforcement of our sanctions.”

Price also said the US will provide its views on the European Union’s final draft to save the nuclear deal privately and directly to the bloc’s High Representative Josep Borrell.

Iran’s foreign minister said Monday that Tehran expects a revived agreement on its nuclear program in the next few days.

Hossein Amirabdollahian said three outstanding issues were holding up a new deal but he expected the US to show flexibility in resolving them.

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