Window open for Iran nuclear talks but won’t be forever -U.S.

FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the IAEA headquarters in Vienna
FILE PHOTO: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

September 23, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The window is still open to reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal but Tehran has yet to indicate whether it is willing to resume talks in Vienna or whether it would do so on the basis of where they left off in June, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

The official also told reporters on condition of anonymity that Washington’s patience would not last forever but declined to set a deadline, saying this depended on technical progress in Iran’s nuclear program and a wider judgment by the United States and its partners on whether Iran was willing to revive the deal.

(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed and Humeyra Pamuk; editing by Diane Craft)

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