17 October 2022

The U.S. Special Envoy for Iran reiterated that “the reason the [nuclear] talks are at a standstill and an impasse, and why they’re not so far moving at all and why they’re not the focus, is because Iran has taken a position in those talks for the past two months which is simply inconsistent with a return to the deal… as long as that’s the case, the talks will be stopped”. Underscoring that “at this point our focus is on what’s happening in Iran”, he maintained: “Our policy is not one of regime change instigated from Washington… The form of government in Iran will be up to the Iranians to decide. Our position, which is very clear, is that we support the fundamental human rights of ordinary Iranian women and men”.

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