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World Official Says U.S. Losing Patience With Iran on Resuming Nuclear Talks, May Abandon Effort

08:55  24 september  2021
08:55  24 september  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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The Biden administration’ s patience with Iran is wearing thin as talks on its nuclear program reach three months without action, leading officials to warn that it may soon lose interest in negotiations. According to a senior administration official , who spoke to reporters on the condition he not be named, said further delays The EU’ s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, met Tuesday with Iran ’ s new foreign minister ahead of meeting with U . S . Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Above, Blinken meets with Foreign Ministers of the ASEAN Nations on September 23, 2021, at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

The talks have been delayed three months whereas the Iranian authorities transitions, however the U . S . and its allies have signaled that they are dropping. From the Maiko House Shares PV, Program Time. Home/News/ Official Says U . S . Losing Patience With Iran on Resuming Nuclear Talks , May Abandon Effort .

The Biden administration's patience with Iran is wearing thin as talks on its nuclear program reach three months without action, leading officials to warn that it may soon lose interest in negotiations.

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According to a senior administration official, who spoke to reporters on the condition he not be named, said further delays while Iran continues to grow its nuclear capabilities could cause the U.S. and its allies to walk away from the 2015 nuclear deal.

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A senior administration official said Thursday that U . S . patience is wearing thin and that further delays while Iran continues to expand its atomic capabilities could lead Washington and its partners to conclude a return to the landmark 2015 nuclear deal is no longer worthwhile. While Iran has said it is ready to rejoin the talks , it has not yet offered a date for a resumption , named a negotiating team or indicated that it is willing to pick up where the negotiations left off in June, according to the U . S . official .

The U . S . official declined to say what the United States might do if Iran refuses to return to negotiations, or if a resumption of the original deal proves impossible. Iran and the United States in April started indirect talks in Vienna on salvaging the nuclear agreement, but those stopped two days after hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi was elected Iran ' s president in June. On Tuesday, Raisi echoed Iran ' s longstanding position that nuclear weapons "have no place in our defense doctrine and deterrence policy."

Diplomats from the other parties to the deal have met with Iran's foreign minister at the annual United Nations General Assembly, trying to estimate Tehran's desire to re-enter the talks in Vienna.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.

While Iran has said it is ready to rejoin the talks, it has not yet offered a date for a resumption, named a negotiating team or indicated that it is willing to pick up where the negotiations left off in June, according to the U.S. official.

In discussions with representatives from the remaining parties to the deal—Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union—the official said all of them had agreed on the importance of resuming the talks as soon as possible.

If the talks don't resume, the official said the U.S. would at some point determine that Iran was no longer interested in the benefits that the accord offered or that its recent technological advances could not be undone by the limits it imposed.

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If the talks don't resume , the official said the U . S . would at some point determine that Iran was no longer interested in the benefits that the accord offered or that its recent technological advances could not be undone by the limits it imposed. Borrell met Wednesday with U . S . Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Borrell stressed “the need for full cooperation” from Iran and reiterated his concern about the overall trajectory of the Iranian nuclear program,” the EU statement said . The last round of talks in Vienna ended in June, ahead of Iran ’ s elections that boosted the ranks of hard-liners.


Video: Germany urges Iran to resume nuclear talks (Reuters)

The U.N.'s atomic watchdog has said Iran is increasingly in violation of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA, which former President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from in 2018. The U.S. has participated indirectly in the Vienna talks, which were aimed at bringing both Washington and Tehran back into compliance with the deal.

The EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell, met Tuesday with Iran's new foreign minister, who reiterated Tehran's "willingness to resume negotiations at an early date," the EU said. Borrell met Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Borrell stressed "the need for full cooperation" from Iran and reiterated his concern about the overall trajectory of the Iranian nuclear program," the EU statement said.

The last round of talks in Vienna ended in June, ahead of Iran's elections that boosted the ranks of hard-liners. There had been speculation that the remaining parties to the deal would meet on the sidelines of this week's U.N. General Assembly. But the U.S. official said Iran had declined the opportunity to meet.

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While Iran has said it is ready to rejoin the talks , it has not yet offered a date for a resumption , named a negotiating team or indicated that it is willing to pick up where the negotiations left off in June, according to the U . S . official . In discussions with representatives from the remaining parties to the deal — Britain, France Borrell stressed “the need for full cooperation” from Iran and reiterated his concern about the overall trajectory of the Iranian nuclear program,” the EU statement said . The last round of talks in Vienna ended in June, ahead of Iran ’ s elections that boosted the ranks of hard-liners.

(Bloomberg) -- Iran and the U . S . sparred over how to revive a nuclear deal, reflecting the challenge ahead for the Biden administration even as nuclear inspectors persuaded Iran to temporarily allow some wider monitoring.Tehran over the weekend renewed its demand that the new U . S . administration rejoin the accord and lift crippling Trump-era sanctions on the Iranian economy before talks can resume . By contrast, U . S . National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said “the script has been flipped” because President Joe Biden has offered to re-engage with the Islamic Republic.“It is Iran that is isolated diplomatically now, not the

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