Iran to Restart Nuclear Deal Talks Before End of November
By Laurence Norman
Iran will return to nuclear talks before the end of November,
its chief negotiator said on Wednesday, paving the way for the
first talks since June on restoring the nuclear deal.
U.S. and European hopes of reviving the nuclear deal have faded
sharply in recent months since hardline Iranian President Ebrahim
Raisi took office. Iran had repeatedly said it would continue the
negotiations but refused to set a date.
The Biden administration has set the revival of the 2015 nuclear
deal as a key foreign policy goal and said it hopes to use it as a
platform for negotiating a longer, stronger deal with Iran.
However, senior U.S. officials have warned time is running short
for reviving the deal given the progress Iran has made on key
The U.S. quit the nuclear deal in May 2018 under President Trump
and reimposed sweeping sanctions on Tehran. Since then, Iran has
gradually breached most of the nuclear restrictions in the
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