Iran walks back all prior concessions in nuclear talks, US official says

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A senior US State Department official told reporters on Saturday that Iran withdrew all agreements it had made in previous talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, pocketed the agreements made by others, and its latest Asked for more offers.

Talks with Iran on restoration of 2015 nuclear deal suspended
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The official told reporters on condition of anonymity that Iran continued to accelerate its nuclear program in very provocative ways and that China and Russia were surprised by how much Iran left behind their proposals in talks in Vienna. Is.

Donald Trump withdrew the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018.

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Indirect talks between Iran and the Biden administration to salvage the deal broke down on Friday, as European officials expressed disappointment over the broad demands of Iran’s new, hardline government.

The seventh round of talks in Vienna is the first with representatives sent by Iran’s anti-Western President Ibrahim Raisi on how to revive the deal under which Iran limits its nuclear program in exchange for economic sanctions relief.

Iran “came up with proposals that went back to whatever — any agreement that Iran floated here in six rounds of talks, pocketed all the agreements that others, and especially the US, had made, and then more asked for more”, said the senior US official.

The official told reporters he did not know when the next round of talks would resume – other officials said they would call again next week – and stressed that the date fell short of Iran’s willingness to hold talks seriously. is not important.

Iranian news websites quoted a student news agency as saying on Saturday that a massive explosion was heard in the sky over the city of Natanz, where nuclear sites are located. State television said air defense missiles were fired in a test.

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