Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson reported that “over 98 per cent of the prepared draft [Vienna agreement] has been jointly written… there have also been discussions on sanctions removal, assurances and some claims on Iran’s peaceful nuclear activity which should be settled on a proper ground”. He went on to note that “in case of a deal… the quality and quantity of enrichment will go back to what was stipulated in the JCPOA”. The same day, a U.S. diplomatic spokesperson asserted that “we are prepared to walk away if Iran displays an intransigence to making progress. But let me be clear that walking away won’t mean leaving the status quo. We have talked about the alternatives, at least in general terms, the alternatives that we have developed and we are prepared to pursue together with our allies and partners if the Iranians are unwilling to engage in good faith in a constructive way on the remaining outstanding issues”.
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