Estimating Iran’s breakout time at three to four months, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken contended that “we have an incentive to try to put Iran back in the nuclear box. Presumably Iran still has incentives to get what it bargained for in the deal, which was some sanctions relief”. “If we’re to get back into the deal, if Iran returns to compliance and we do the same, we need to work on an agreement that’s longer and stronger than the original one”, he added. “We also need to engage other issues… [such as] Iran’s ballistic missile program, its destabilising actions in country after country”. “The path to diplomacy is open. Right now, Iran is still a ways away from being in compliance, so we’ll have to see what it does”, Blinken remarked.
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