A U.S. diplomatic spokesperson reiterated that “there are a whole host of other concerns – profound concerns – we have with Iran’s behaviour in the region, but we also know that as long as Iran has distanced itself from its JCPOA commitments… all of the other challenges we face with Iran – whether it is its support to proxies, its support to terrorist groups – all of them will be more difficult to confront”. He went on to assert: “We’re not imposing a deadline for negotiations. But… as time proceeds, Iran’s nuclear advances will have a bearing on our view of returning to the JCPOA. And it will have a bearing because one of the chief advantages of the JCPOA was the elongation of that breakout time. If those advantages start to disappear, we’ll have to reassess where we are in this process”.
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