14 November 2022

U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley reiterated that “if these [nuclear] negotiations are not happening, it’s because of Iran’s position and everything that has happened since [September]”, adding: “Our focus is not an accord that isn’t moving forward, but what is happening in Iran... this popular movement and the brutal crackdown of the regime against protesters. It’s the sale of armed drones by Iran to Russia... and the liberation of our hostages”. “If Iran takes the initiative to cross new thresholds in its nuclear program”, he warned, “then obviously the response will be different and coordinated with our European allies”.

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