Iran Urges New Nuclear Meeting ‘as Soon as Possible’

Voice of America News reports: “Iran called on Monday for a new meeting ‘as soon as possible’ in the talks that have been held in Vienna aimed at restoring its frayed 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.

Tehran has been engaged in negotiations with Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia directly and the United States indirectly to revive the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

‘It is appropriate that a face-to-face meeting is held as soon as possible,’ Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told his weekly press conference.

‘It is not yet decided where and when to have this meeting and at what level it should be held, but it is on the agenda.’

The 2015 deal gave Iran sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program to guarantee that Tehran could not develop a nuclear weapon, something it has always denied wanting to do…”

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