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Iran: ‘Very soon’ doesn’t mean ‘soon’ when talking about restarting nuke talks

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Iran’s foreign minister on Saturday apparently walked back comments he made a day earlier when he said that stalled talks on the Iranian nuclear accord would resume “very soon.”

“People keep asking how soon is soon. Does it mean days, weeks or months?” said Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, in remarks broadcast on state TV channel IRINN, cited by the Reuters news agency.

“The difference between Iranian and Western ‘soon’ is a lot. To us, ‘soon’ means really in the first opportune time – when our reviews [of the nuclear file] have been completed. What is important is our determination to return to the talks, but those that are serious and guarantee the Iranian nation’s rights and interests,” Amir-Abdollahian said.

To back up his point, made in an interview on the sidelines of the United Nations........

© The Times of Israel

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