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23 September 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken remarked that “we’re very much prepared to return to Vienna to continue the [JCPOA] talks, and the question is whether, and if so, when, Iran is prepared to do that”.  Blinken further warned that the “possibility of getting back to mutual compliance is not indefinite. And the challenge right now is that with every passing day, as Iran continues to take actions that are not in compliance with the agreement… we will get to a point at some point in the future at which simply returning to mutual compliance with the JCPOA will not recapture the benefits of the agreement because Iran will have made too much progress in its program that would not be reversed simply by returning to the terms of JCPOA”.

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