3 January 2023

A U.S. diplomatic spokesperson reiterated that “the JCPOA just hasn’t been on the agenda… Since September especially, our focus has been on standing up… for the fundamental freedoms of the Iranian people and countering Iran’s deepening military partnership with Russia and its support for Russia’s war in Ukraine”. “Claims that we are presently engaged in talks to revive the JCPOA – that’s just false”, the spokesperson asserted. “What is very much alive is President Biden’s absolute commitment to never allowing Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon. We continue to believe that diplomacy is the best way to achieve that goal, but we’ve always been clear we’re not going to remove options from the table, and we’re going to discuss all options with our partners, including, of course, Israel”.

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