Exterior view of the Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna, Austria, April 9, 2021 where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place. (AP)

June 9, 2021

Negotiations between Iran and the world powers on how to revive the 2015 nuclear accord will resume this weekend, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on Wednesday, adding that Iran’s June 18 presidential election was a complicating factor.

“I know that the negotiation will start again over this coming weekend,” Sherman said during a virtual event organized by the German Marshall Fund think tank.

“I think there’s been a lot of progress made, but, out of my own experience, until the last detail is nailed down, and I mean nailed down, we will not know if we have an agreement,” Sherman, one of the key U.S. negotiators for the original deal, said.

The talks seek to revive U.S. and Iranian compliance with a landmark pact under which Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear program to make it harder to obtain fissile material for a bomb in return for the easing of U.S., European Union and U.N. sanctions.

Reuters

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