Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian told the Lebanese prime minister that “we are optimistic about the outcome of the [Vienna] talks... A deal must be such that it will remove most of the U.S. sanctions. Iran wants the deal to also be such that it will be beneficial to all the region”. He also asserted that Iran “does not seek a prolongation of the process and will not cross its own red lines”. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan noted that “there still are issues left… But we are still seeking a diplomatic outcome here that puts Iran’s nuclear program back in a box. Of course, if diplomacy doesn’t succeed, then we will work very closely with our international partners to increase the pressure on Iran”.
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