Washington 0
22 November 2021

A U.S. diplomatic spokesperson affirmed that “we are not willing and will not take unilateral steps as sweeteners to sweeten the pot just to get [JCPOA] negotiations going”. He further indicated that “Iran’s provocative nuclear steps are of great concern to us… they are at their core inconsistent with the stated goal – with Iran’s stated goal of returning to mutual compliance with the JCPOA”. “They will not provide Iran with any negotiating leverage when talks resume”, he emphasised, adding: “Iran’s continued escalations… they’re a clear reminder for us, for our partners as well, of the importance of seeing to it or at least testing the proposition that we can achieve a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA”.

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