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US: Iran Sanctions Could Only be Lifted if Nuclear Deal Conditions Met

US: Iran Sanctions Could Only be Lifted if Nuclear Deal Conditions Met

Saturday, 8 May, 2021 - 04:00
White House press secretary Jen Psaki. EPA

Sanctions on Iran could only be lifted if the country comes back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, the White House said on Friday.


There has been some progress made in talks between world powers and Iran, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, and it is a good sign that talks are continuing.


US officials have returned to Vienna for a fourth round of indirect talks with Iran on how to resume compliance with the deal, which former President Donald Trump abandoned in 2018, prompting Iran to begin violating its terms about a year later.


The crux of the agreement was that Iran committed to rein in its nuclear program to make it harder to obtain the fissile material for a nuclear weapon in return for relief from US, EU and UN sanctions.


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