Washington 0
23 August 2021

The State Department’s spokesperson underscored that “it remains profoundly in our national interest to seek to effect a mutual return to compliance of the JCPOA… [the Iranians] have decisions to make about their orientation not only towards the international community, but specifically toward diplomacy in the context of Vienna and diplomacy to test the proposition that we can effect a mutual return to compliance”. Iran’s foreign ministry the same day indicated that “our positions have not changed. The effective lifting of all U.S. sanctions and other sides’ compliance with the JCPOA are still a prelude to any agreement… Time in not on JCPOA’s side”.

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