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Iran blames U.S. for stalled talks with world powers to revive 2015 nuclear deal -Breaking


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DUBAI, (Reuters) – Iran declared Monday that Tehran was ready for a “good agreement” with the world’s powers. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh spoke at a televised news conference. He blamed America for stalling negotiations to revive their 2015 nuclear pact.

Khatibzadeh declared, “Even today we are prepared to return to Vienna in order to reach a fair deal if Washington fulfills his commitments.”

Although the nuke pact looked like it was on the brink of being revived in March, negotiations were halted partly by the question of whether the United States could remove the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps(IRGC), an elite armed force and intelligence unit Washington says is involved in a global terrorist campaign.

Trump, the then-U.S. president, reneged upon the deal under which Iran restricted its nuclear program in exchange for relief economic sanctions. Iran started violating its core nuclear limitations about a year later.

The United States stated last week that it was waiting for a positive response from Iran to reinstate the accord without any “extraneous” issues. This could be referring to Iran’s request that its Guards be removed from the U.S. terrorist list.[nL1N2Y122H]