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Iran’s top diplomat: Tehran won’t accept longer and stronger nuclear deal

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said that Tehran will not accept a United States-desired “longer and stronger deal” with world powers on its nuclear program.

Iran’s top diplomat made the comments on Friday to The New York Times, adding that the 2015 deal “has a lot of harsh critics in Iran, but we accepted it.”

US President Joe Biden has expressed willingness to return to the previous deal if Iran returns to compliance as well. He has also said that he would seek a stronger deal after the sides recommit to the previous accord.

But under the new hardline government in Tehran, Amir-Abdollahian rejected the second notion, while also saying that Iran would demand greater concessions to return to the deal than under its original terms — likely a non-starter for Washington.

With the talks yet to resume and Iran raising its price, officials in the Biden........

© The Times of Israel

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