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26 April 2022

The White House indicated that Iran’s shortening breakout time “definitely worries us”, citing Secretary of State Antony’s Blinken’s estimate it that stood at “just a few weeks or less”. Too, a U.S. diplomatic spokesperson affirmed that “as long as the nonproliferation benefits that a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA brings is better than what we have now, that will likely be an outcome that’s in our interest… We may not be able to get there, because a negotiation in this case, not only does it take two parties but there are multiple parties in this, and there are complex questions, some of which remain unresolved”. The State Department official further noted that “we have an obligation to take very seriously to provide protection to former officials of this building who may be subject to a threat”.

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